MMLA paper proposal deadline: 5 April 2017

Travel Writing / Writing Travel Permanent Session, Midwest Modern Language Association

Cincinnati, Ohio 9-12 November 2017

Conference Theme: “Artists & Activists”

The Midwest Modern Language Association’s Permanent Session of Travel Writing / Writing Travel is soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers. The conference this year is 9-12 November in gorgeous Cincinnati, Ohio.

This year’s conference theme – “Artists & Activists” – provides rich opportunity to explore the shared concerns (and complications) of travel, art, and activism. Papers on any aspect of this topic from any time period are welcome, including but not limited to the following ideas:

  • the politics of travel and travel writing
  • the politicized subjectivity of the traveller / writer
  • travel as activism
  • the ways in which travel writing affirms or denies its own politics
  • travel writing as manifesto

Of especial interest are papers that create space for dialogue across disciplines or genres.

Please send proposals of 500 words by 5 April, 2017 to Erika Behrisch Elce: Writing / Writing Travel Session, “Artists & Activists” (4/5/2017; 11/9-12/2017)