Borders and Crossings:
An International and Multidisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing
September 12-14, 2016
Hosted by the Jan Kochanowski University’s Department of Modern Languages (Kielce, Poland)
Conference language: English
Conference website: http://ifo.ujk.edu.pl/borders_and_crossings/
Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2016
Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2016
We invite all with an interest in the study of travel writing to the Borders and Crossings Conference.
Confirmed plenary speakers:
Prof. Ludmilla Kostova, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Dr. Benjamin Colbert, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Proposals for 20-minute papers and for full panels are sought from scholars working in all areas of travel writing, including literary studies, book history, geography, art history, translation studies, anthropology, history and media studies.
Paper proposals from any time period or geographic context are warmly welcome as are proposals from established scholars, early career researchers, graduate students and independent scholars.
Topics may include, but are not limited to
- Representations of travel through Poland and Central/Eastern Europe
- Travel writing and autobiography
- Travel writing and intertextuality
- Travel writing in translation
- Travel writing and women
- Representations of travel and the new media
- Travel illustration and multimedia
- Narratives of pilgrimage
- New directions in travel writing research
- Teaching travel writing
- Writing travel and/in minoritised languages
- Travel and ecology
- Borders and checkpoints
Please send proposals of approximately 250 words for a single paper or up to 500 words for a panel proposal, complete with a short bio note and your academic affiliation to
Magdalena Ożarska: firstname.lastname@example.org
Agnieszka Szwach: email@example.com
Following peer review, selected papers will be published in our open-access Anglosphere: A Journal of Literature and Culture (to be launched in early 2017).
The conference fee of PLN 430 or Euro 100 (payable by May 20) will cover two dinners, three lunches, refreshments, conference materials and a tour of the Kielce region.
For more information, visit the conference website http://ifo.ujk.edu.pl/borders_and_crossings/