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TitelThe Art of the Journey: Conceptualizations of Travel in German-speaking Literature and Culture, The Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona Graduate Student Conference
BeschreibungThe Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona
Graduate Student Conference

The Art of the Journey:
Conceptualizations of Travel in German-speaking Literature and Culture



5-7 April 2013



Questions of travel have captured the imagination for centuries and become the focal point of critical analysis across numerous disciplines. Representations of displacement, immigration, exile, border crossing are common metaphors in German-speaking literature and culture. The narratives of travel also reveal the desire to understand and experience new cultures and places, to explore and expand the domain of nations, to seek religious fulfillment, to pursue educational opportunities. Travel writing produces and constructs how we see the world. This conference seeks to explore representations of travel, the figurative movement through spaces and the multiple formations of identities in German literature and culture.

The aim of this conference is a critical approach to the relationship between the imaginary constructions of spaces and representation of the experience of mobility. Drawing from literary and visual culture criticism, history, linguistics, anthropology, cultural and political geography, the conference seeks to explore travel in all these different modalities.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Barbara Kosta, University of Arizona, German Studies

Professor Aron Aji, University of Iowa, Comparative Literature




Possible themes include but are not limited to:

Recreating the world – imaginary geography and cartography

Travel and Movement in Literature and Visual culture

The history and tradition of spatial discourse

Borderlands

Cultural Geography: Space/Place

Projected space (utopia, dystopia, paradise, limbo, hell)

Sight-seeing

Representing places, peoples and pasts in fictional texts

Diaspora and Localities: Negotiating cultural identities through travel narratives

Imaginary Travel and Tourism Imaginaries

Writing and Performing Mobility

Spiritual Travelling, Pilgrimage Tourism and Memorial Tourism

Utopia and Travel, Utopian Tourism



Please submit abstracts of 250-300 words (including paper title, institutional affiliation and contact details) by February 15, 2013 to Christina Butler (butlerc@email.arizona.edu) and Antonella Cassia (acassia@email.arizona.edu).

We look forward to your proposals!
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Bewerbungsschluss15.02.2013
Beginn05.04.2013
Ende07.04.2013
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