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>Subject: CFP: Travel and Tourism (6/15/07, MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS ON TRAVEL AND TOURISM
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>The Mid-Atlantic Popular / American Culture Association (MAPACA) will
>hold its 18th Annual Conference in Philadelphia on November 2-4, 2007.
>The conference will have roughly 130 different sessions on a very wide
>range of topics. We expect to have roughly 400 people attending the
>conference. More information can be found at www.mapacagazette.net.
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>I will be organizing several sessions on Travel and Tourism.
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>These panels encourage a wide range of presentations, papers, and
>multi-media displays about travel and tourism. Please feel free to send
>questions or notes to the chair at [log in to unmask] The following
>is a general list of suggested topics, but other topics and queries are
>certainly invited.
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>Since "travel writing" appears in so many forms--novels and
>screen-plays, fictions and non-fictions and meta-fictions, cartoons and
>websites, journalism and photo essays, advertisements and guide books
>and maps--please feel free to consider a very wide range of materials
>and texts. These trips may take one anywhere from Disneyland to
>Holocaust memorials, from the Walt Whitman house to the top of Everest,
>  from Grand Tours to forbidden countries, from personal misadventures to
>"trips of a lifetime". These travels often challenge our assumptions
>about allegedly simple terms, such as tourist, traveler, map,
>picturesque, vulgar, forbidden, exile, pilgrimage, exotic, border--and
>many others.
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>I hope to devote one or more panels to graphic travelogues, that is,
>texts that attempt to combine graphic novels with travel writing.
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>If youre interested, please email a brief abstract (150300 words) and
>a brief bio to [log in to unmask] before June 15th, 2007. Graduate
>students and independent scholars are encouraged to apply.
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>Gene McQuillan
>Professor of American Studies
>City University of New York

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