Panel on ‘Travel Writing and the Periodical Press’ at BAVS 2016 Annual Conference


I’m looking to put together a panel on travel writing and the periodical press for this year’s British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) conference, “Consuming the Victorians” ( Early expressions of interest from scholars looking at any aspect of travel writing and the periodical press are most welcome.

The panel, thus far, looks at women’s serial periodical travel writing. My paper will focus on the travel writing of Frances Minto Elliot (née Dickinson) inThe New Monthly Magazine, while the second panellist, Teja Pusapati, will be discussing Harriet Martineau’s travel reportage on Ireland. However, we invite proposals on all aspects of travel and the Victorian periodical.

The deadline for proposals is March 1, so I would be looking for completed abstracts on or before February 21 so that I can draw the panel together. Please register your initial interest at your earliest convenience.


Contact Info:

Rebecca Butler

Research Assistant in Travel Studies, Nottingham Trent University

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