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>CFP: Travel Writers and Travel Writing (9/13/02; 10/25/02  10/27/02)
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>In Transit: The Third North American Conference on Travel Writers and
>Travel Writing;  25 October -27 October 2002; Holiday Inn Select,
>Cleveland, OH 44114
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>The organizers of the third North American conference specifically
>devoted to travel writers and travel writing welcome more proposals for
>topics on all aspects of travel writers and travel writing.  We have
>expanded our interests to include writers who write [wrote] in languages
>other than English; however, all papers must be written and presented in
>English.  E-mail submissions are encouraged.
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>TOPICS: In addition to papers on the accounts of individual travelers,
>we are interested in proposals that address the following themes:
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>* The future of travel writing as it transits into the new millennium
>*  The position of the author in historical or contemporary travel
>writing
>*  Travel writing as an expression of political or religious ideology
>*  Travel writing as rediscovery of one's real or imagined homeland
>*  Pictorial and photographic representations of tourist sites
>*  The twentieth-century documentary travelogue as a narrative genre
>*  Travel writing and its connections to colonialism and
>post-colonialism
>*  Modernism and post-modernism and travel writing
>*  Romanticism and realism and travel writing
>*  Travel writing as autobiography
>*   Point and click-the world wide web and travel writing
>*  Travel writers and the pursuit of the picturesque/beautiful
>*  Readings of your published of unpublished pieces of travel writing
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>          The above list is meant to be suggestive, not exhaustive.
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>ABSTRACTS: Please send an abstract of no more than 400 words outlining
>your topic for a 20-minute talk.  The abstract should include a title
>for your proposed paper and, as appropriate, the name(s) of the
>writer(s) you will discuss, an outline of your approach to the topic and
>something about your conclusions.  For scholarly papers, list two or
>three important "secondary" sources that inform your talk.  Include your
>name, professional affiliation, addresses (including e-mail if
>possible), and a phone number.
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>We plan to publish the abstracts ot the conference web site.  Please
>give us enough so that people can get a clear sense of what you will
>present.  We reserve the privilege of editing your abstract.
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>Please let us know if you plan to use slides, overhead projectors, or
>computer presentations (PowerPoint).
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>DEADLINES: Final review 15 October 2002
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>Because this is a final call for papers and the deadline is approaching,
>send abstracts, and questions about conference arrangements via e-mail
>message (attached files are welcome) to Professor James Schramer,
>Department of English , Youngstown State University at the e-mail
>address below
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