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    The 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities at UWG is on TRAVEL. We welcome abstracts and panels on TRAVEL and its many crossroads and intersections.

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    Yvonne Fuentes

    CFP on Travel – Deadline extended to July 12, 2015.


    The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University of West Georgia (UWG) invite you to celebrate the 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, October 8-10, 2015. We welcome submissions from across the Humanities, Fine Arts, and the Social and Natural Sciences, dealing with TRAVEL and its many crossroads and intersections. Papers, exhibits, performances and screenings may be submitted by scholars, graduate students, writers, artists, and performers and may be in English, French, German, or Spanish.

    The keynote address shall be delivered by Dr. David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia. Dr. Gies is an expert on the literature of Enlightenment and Romantic Spain, and contemporary Spanish film. He has authored more than fifteen books and critical editions of Spanish literature, more than one hundred articles, and has lectured in the US, Canada, England, Italy, Germany, France, Argentina and Spain. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants from agencies such as the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society and the Spanish Ministry of Culture. He edits Dieciocho, a journal dedicated to the study of Spanish Enlightenment and currently serves as President of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH) for the triennium 2013-2016.  He will speak to us about   the Eighteenth Centuries (plural) as a space for travel and travel reflection.

    We especially welcome topics that include, but are not limited to, TRAVEL in relation to:


    • Literary studies of all periods, places and times
    • The 400thanniversary of the publication of Don Quijote, Part II
    • The picaresque novels, novels of rogues and wandering vagabonds
    • The grand tour and the local tour
    • Travel and war
    • Cultural studies
    • Study abroad, including travel and tourism
    • Anthropology
    • Geography and cartography
    • History, historiography, and historical revisions
    • The visual arts, including film studies, photography and graphic design
    • Environmental studies, urban studies and means of transportation
    • Health and travel concerns
    • Feminist, queer and postcolonial approaches to travel and travelers
    • Policies and travel, including migration, immigration and globalization
    • Linguistics, language and bilingualism
    • Theatre, scenes and landscapes
    • Philosophy and myths
    • Music, including musical history and theory
    • Economics, including commerce, marketing and trade
    • Ecocriticism
    • The birds and the bees, including pollination and cross-pollination

    For individual proposals please submit a one-page, double-spaced abstract in English, French, German, or Spanish to Dr. Yvonne Fuentes at  Include the presenter’s name, institution, email address, phone number, and any audio-visual or technical requirements for the presentation on a separate page.

    Submissions for panels of 3-4 presenters are especially welcome.  For panel proposals please submit the panel title, abstracts, and contact information for all speakers and for the panel moderator.  The deadline has been extended to JULY 12, 2015.

    After notification of acceptance, registration can be paid by check in US dollars, made payable to the University of West Georgia, and sent to the attention of Dr. Yvonne Fuentes, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of West Georgia, Cobb Hall, 1601 Maple St., Carrollton, GA 30118.   Payment can also be made online at: 

    2015 registration fees:

    • All UWG faculty and All graduate students: $65
    • Faculty, scholars, and other participants:  $110

    Visit  for more details and updates.

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