CFP Travel Ideas: Engaging with Spaces of Mobility

Travel Ideals: Engaging with Spaces of Mobility
Location: The University of Melbourne
Dates: 18-20 July 2012
Abstracts deadline: 30 April 2012

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Mary Louise Pratt, Silver Professor, New York University
  • Professor Renato Rosaldo, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, New York University
  • Professor Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of French, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Tim Youngs, Professor of English & Travel Studies, Nottingham Trent University

The convenors invite papers (and panels) that focus on either the trajectory or the destination or encompass both, and which will contribute to an overall program that demonstrates the pluralism of ideals in travel writing, cultural tourism and mobility studies. Proposals are welcome from various disciplines including anthropology, area studies, cinema studies, creative writing, cultural studies, geography, historical studies, language and literature studies, media and communications, migration and mobility studies, philosophy, postcolonial studies, sociology, tourism, and travel writing and other relevant areas, as well as interdisciplinary approaches.
Postgraduate students are most welcome to submit proposals for papers and panels in the program and there will be activities and sessions designed to address specific research issues for postgraduate students during the conference.

This conference is organised by the Travel Research Network for Travel Writing, Cultural Tourism and Mobility Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Convenor: Dr Jacqueline Dutton (French Studies & Travel Writing)

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words including Paper/Panel title, Institutional Affiliation and Contact Details before 30 April 2012 to Josiane Smith.
Please visit the conference website to register your interest.