CFP: Borders and Crossings XII, QUB, 21-23 July 2015


Borders and Crossings/Seuils et traverses: 12th Interdisciplinary Conference on Travel Writing 

21-23 July 2015

Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

The ‘Borders and Crossings’/’Seuils et traverses’ conference returns to Northern Ireland for the first time since the inaugural event in Derry in 1998. Contributions  considering past and future developments in research on travel writing – and reflecting on the evolution of the field since the first Borders and Crossings conference – are particularly welcome. Abstracts of 250 words should be sent to Margaret Topping ( by 30 January 2015. Papers are welcome in both English and French.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

New directions in travel writing research

Teaching travel writing

Dark tourism/phoenix tourism

Travel to/from Ireland

Writing travel and/in minoritised languages

Virtual travel

Utopian/dystopian journeys

Travel(s) in translation

Borders and checkpoints

Sensual geographies


The ethics of representation


Travel and ecology

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