Writing the Journey: June 1999
Thursday, June 10, 8:30 p.m.
OPEN MICROPHONE: READINGS OF ORIGINAL TRAVEL WRITING, Chestnut Room
Beatriz Badikian, Susan Blake, Kent Dixon, Robert Garlitz, Rachel Holmes, Sandra Doe
Friday, June 11, 9-10:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Deborah Lawrence, California State University, Fullerton, "A Narrative of Settlement and Unsettlement: Contextualizing Sarah Royce's A Frontier Lady"
- Josh Masters, University of Connecticut, "Gendering the American West: Feminized Landscapes and Phallic Intrusions"
- Carol Porterfield Milowski, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, "Mary Austin's 'Basket Women and 'Western Trails:' Woman as West, West as Woman"
- Emily Haddad, University of South Dakota, "'Old Egypt's New River:' Contemporary British Accounts of the Opening of the Suez Canal"
- Bruce Harvey, Florida International University, "Iron Expeditions, Decadent Emperors, and the Search for Sodom"
- Jeffrey Melton, Auburn University, Montgomery, "Keeping the Touristic Faith in Mark Twain's The Innocents Abroad"
- Omer Hadziselimovic, Indiana University East, "Snowy Domes and Gay Turbans: American Travelers on Bosnia, 1897-1941"
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- Russ Pottle, Southeastern Louisiana University, "Inward Bound: Americanism and Truth in Melville's Typee"
- Terence Bowers, College of Charleston, " 'Hogarth's Peregrination," Chorography, and the Representation of England"
- Andrea Zemgulys, University of California, Berkeley, "From Pilgrimages to Sight Seeing: Literary Tourism and The Modernist Reader in Early Twentieth-Century England"
- Donald Ross, University of Minnesota, "American Travelers to England in the 19th Century, or Paying for the Roof on Our Old Home"
Friday, June 11, 11-12:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Nira Gupta-Casale, Kean University "The Commerce of Travel: Gender, Genre, and the 18th- Century Traveller"
- Rebecca M. Brown, St. Mary's College, "'Weary and a Wanderer': Finding a Home with Emma Roberts's Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan"
- Margaret McColley, Rutgers University, "Where the Heart Lies: Alexandra David-Neel's 'Home' in the Himalayas"
- Linda Ledford-Miller, University of Scranton, "A Protestant Critique of Catholicism: Fanny Calderon de la Barca's Outsider's View of Insider Religious Practice in 19th-Century Mexico"
- Brian Rourke, Stanford University, "Travel Writing or Tourist Journalism: Imperial Decline and Cultural Distinction in the Mexican Travel Books of Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene"
- Miguel Cabanas, University of Connecticut, "Establishing a Woman's Voice in Anglo-American Travel Narratives: Fanny Calderon de la Barca's Life in Mexico"
- Stacy Burton, University of Nevado, Reno, "Travel, Identity, and the Spectacle of Modernity"
- Allison Harvey, University of Nevada, Reno, "Narrating 'Other' Times and Spaces in a Postcolonial Age: Robert Kaplan and Pico Iyer Explore Some Lonely Places in the World"
- Sujata Iyengar, University of Georgia, "'I'm Not Spanish, You See; I'm Indian': Pico Iyer and the Limits of 'Postnational'Travelling Subject"
- Jessica Lieberman, University of Michigan, "Autoethnographic Haunting: Charles Johnson's 'Oxherding Tale' and the African-American Travel Narrative"
- Adam Hotek, University of Pennsylvania, "Understanding the Magic of Charles Johnson's and Toni Morrison's Travel Narratives"
- Sandra Gunning, University of Michigan, "Nancy Prince and the Politics of Mobility, Home and Diasporic (Mis)Identification"
Friday, June 11, 2:00-3:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Charles Harrington, Indiana University, South Bend, "Ernie Pyle's Travel Dispatches from the 1930's"
- John Schwetman, University of California, Irvine, "Cosmopolitan Crimes: Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita"
- Rachel Holmes, University of Warwick, "Writers in the Mirror Are Closer than They Appear: Intertextuality in Contemporary British Road Narratives on the USA"
- Regina Bendix, University of Pennsylvania, "Travel, Travel Writing, Art, and the Production of Popular Ethnography in Turn-of-the-Century Austria"
- Cathy Rickey, Memorial University of Newfoundland, "Big Mac Attack -- Abroad: A Travelers' Culinary Conundrum"
- Susan Birkwood, University of Saskatchewan, "Ethnographic Classification and the Role of the 'Four Stages Theory' of Social Development in British Travellers' Accounts of the Aboriginal Peoples of North America"
- Marco Abel, Pennsylvania State University, " Speedily Traveling the Rhizome: Kerouac's On the Road as an Aesthetic Mapping of the American Political Landscape"
- Michael Garabedian, Whittier College, "Kerouac's Pursuit of Possibility: The Logistics of Secular Pilgrimmage in On the Road"
- Betsy Bowden, Rutgers University, Camden, " The Once and Future Canon: Narrative Viewpoint in the Works of Kerouac and Xenophon"
- Jim Schramer, Youngstown State University, "'I Am Not Cosmophobic; I'm Just English: Space and Spaciousness in Colin Thubron's Travel Writings"
- Jan Borm, Universite de Versailles, San Quentin en Yvelines, "Circling the Centre--Jonathan Raban's Coasting and Literary Strategies of the British Travel Book"
- Jennifer Dellner, University of Houston, "The Inhabiting Imagination: Jonathan Raban's Discovery of America"
- Cheryl Williams, University of Pennsylvania, "Harriet Jacobs and the Garret as the Figuration of Travel"
- Kim Blockett, University of Wisconsin, "Where's a Homegirl to Go? Theorizing Journey in Black Women's Travel Narratives"
- Cheryl Fish, CUNY, "Travelling Medicine Chest: Mary Seacole's Journeys to Panama and the Crimea"
Friday, June 11, 4-5 pm Return to Conference Directory
14. KEYNOTE ADDRESS, Palmaire V
"The Travel Writer Today: A Figure in the Landscape"
- Peter Conn, Andrea Mitchell Professor of English
Director of the Writing Program, University of Pennsylvania
- Robert Barchi, Provost of the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, June 11, 5:45-7:00 Return to Conference Directory
RECEPTION Georgian Suite
Friday, June 11, 8:30 Return to Conference Directory
READING: In Siberia (forthcoming) Colin Thubron, Palmaire V
Saturday, June 12, 9-10:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Loretta Stec, San Francisco State University, "Class and Gender Anxieties: Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon"
- Bernard Schweizer, University of Zurich, "Graham Greene and the Anxieties of Political Travel"
- Elizabeth Hagglund, University of Birmingham, "Anne Grant and the 'Primitive': Highlanders and Mohawks"
- John Ehrhardt, Southern Illinois University, "North to Alaska: Comparisons Between Russian and British Descriptions of Alaska and its Natives in the Latter Half of the 18th Century"
- Nina Allen, Suffolk University, "The American Scene According to Emily Faithfull, Victorian Feminist"
- Phil Cavalier, Auburn University, "An Inside View of Slavery"
- Jeremy Wells, University of Michigan, "'Civilizing the South: Race, Region, and National Identity in Northerners' Postbellum Travel Writing"
- Leigh Ann Duck, University of Chicago, "V.S. Naipaul and the Lure of the Redneck"
- Shealeen Meaney, SUNY Albany, "Feminist Epistemologies: Feminist Ethnographies: Maud Parrish, Box Car Bertha, and the Nomadic Woman's Residual Passion for the Politics of Patriarchy"
- Susan Blake, Lafayette College, "Going All the Way: Love and Sex in Contemporary Women's Travel Narratives"
- Anka Ryall, University of Tromso, Norway, "Antarctica and the Question of Women"
- Susan Lucas, University of Nevada, Reno, "Down Under: Immersion and Authenticity in Australian Travel Narratives"
- Thomas Argiro, University of Kansas, "Postmodern Desert and Comforting Space: Reading the American Landscape in Baudrillard and Ehrlich"
- Craig Monk, University of Lethbridge, "Writing the Heroic Narrative and the 'Truths' of the Travel Diary: Inclusion/Exclusion and Dillon Wallace's Journeys to Labrador, 1903-05"
- Linda Sumption, CUNY, "Deserts, Seascapes, and Prairies: Landscapes of Contemplation in an Age of Adventure"
- Gerald Majer, Villa Julie College, "Perilous Play: Life and Death in John Tyndall's Travel Writing"
Saturday, June 12, 11-12:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Gene McQuillan, CUNY, "Issues of Privilege and Labor in Peter Matheissen's Men's Lives"
- Gary Totten, Ball State University, "Road Vision: The Road and the 'Look' of American Culture in Dreiser's A Hoosier Holiday"
- Theodore Humphrey, California Poly, Pomona, "Seeing the USA with John McPhee: Deep Structure and Travels in the Fourth Dimension"
- Richard Gassan, University of Massachusetts, "Class and Tourism in the 1820's: The American Tourist Guidebook"
- Ira Grushow, Franklin and Marshall College, "Now, Now Voyager: Measured Counsel in Classic Baedeker Handbooks"
- Troy Bassett, University of Kansas, "Lady Jenkins, Big-Game Hunter: An Undiscovered Manuscript"
- Suzanne Guiod, University of New Hampshire, "Recasting the Pilgrimmage: Evolution of a Divine Persona in African Memoirs of Isak Dinesen"
- Mary Beth Simmons, Bloomsburg University, "How We Talk about the Servants: A Look at Isak Dinesen's Farah and My Habra"
- Karen Wyndham, University of Arizona, "A Simple Heart in the 'Bight of Benin': Bruce Chatwin's Critical Adaptation of Gustave Flaubert"
- Siobhan O'Flynn, University of Toronto, "Bruce Chatwin's Songlines: Nomadic Theory, Nomadic Text"
- Karen Roggenkamp, University of Minnesota. " 'Dignified Sensationalism': Elizabeth Bisland, Cosmopolitan, and Trips Around the World."
- S. M. Adams, University of Macau, "Victorian Women in China"
- Rike Brisson, Penn State University, "West Africa on Stage: Travel Writing as Performance in Richard Burton's Two Trips to Gorilla Land and Mary Kingsley's Travels in West AfricaÓ
- Susan Roberson, Auburn University, "Margaret Fuller's Summer on the Lakes"
- Sarah Moss, Oxford University, "Full of Fruit: Hans Egede's Greenland"
- Joe Eaton, St. Gregory's University, "British Travelers and the Question of American Physical Nature: A Challenge to American Exceptionalism"
Saturday, June 12, 2:00-3:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Ros Pesman, University of Sidney, "Women, Travel, Colonial and National Identity, 1880- 1930"
- Jeanne Moskal, University of North Carolina, "Gender and Italian Nationalism in Mary Shelley's Rambles in Germany and Italy"
- Julia Horne, University of New South Wales, "Miss Eliza Goes Exploring"
- Shelley Salamensky, Harvard University, "Difference in a Desert: Julia Constance Fletcher and the Mirage of Oscar Wilde"
- Julie Taddeo, Temple University, "Ploughboys, Postboys, and Arabian Nights: Lytton Strachey's Imperial Adventure"
- Gregory Tague, St. Francis College, "Through the Eyes of D.H. Lawrence: Journeyman Life Philosopher Charting a Physical and Metaphysical Voyage"
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- Christina Klein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Hawaii and Cold War Identity: Travel and Immigration"
- Daniel Goodman, University of Cincinnati, "That Obscure Object of Desire"
- Patrick Holland, University of Guelph, University of Munich, "The Futures of Travel Writing"
- Sarah Brusky, Michigan State University, "The Veiled Lady: Nancy Prince and Her Gothic Odyssey"
- Abbey Zink, Northern Illinois University, "A Tomb of One's Own: The Female Gothic and Sarah Rogers Haight's Night in the Necropolis"
- Mary Suzanne Schriber, Northern Illinois University, "Home and the War Travels of Edith Wharton"
- Catherine Sears, CUNY, "The Gothic Aspect of Slavery: Matthew Gregory Lewis's Journal of a West India Proprietor"
- Robert E. Garlitz, Plymouth State College, "Romancing Bolivia's Poor"
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- Philip Krummrich, University of Georgia, "Peter Flemings's Brazilian Adventure"
- Beatriz Badikian, Roosevelt University, "Imagining Patagonia"
- Barbara Ryan, University of Missouri, Kansas City, "Mark Twain's Innocents Abroad; or Ipse Dixits in the Holy Land"
- Eitan Bar-Yosef, Oxford University, "'Homesick Crusaders: British Soldiers in the Holy Land, 1917-1918"
- Alami Ahmed, Indiana University, "The Implied Reader and the Travel Writing of James Richardson: The Negotiation Between the Sub-text and Pre-text"
- Greg Wolmart, University of Pennsylvania, "Sleeping With Camels: Cultural Dissonance and Imperious Perspective in Bowles's A Distant Episode"
Saturday, June 12, 4:00-5:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Angela Poon, Brandeis University, "Exploring Liminality: the Spatial Politics of Travel and Gender Identity in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Turkish Embassy Letters"
- Feliz Turhan, New York University, "Labeling the Lady: the Identities of Lady Hester Stanhope"
- Anne Lockwood, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, "Gertrude Bell's The Desert and the Sown: The British Lady Travels to the Middle East to Become a Real Person"
- Tom Swick, Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale; Author, Unquiet Days: At Home in Poland; "Anti Travel Journalism"
- Howard Shapiro, Philadelphia Inquirer , "Travel Writer/Travel Editor"
35. PANEL: THE PEACE CORPS, TRAVEL AND WRITING, University I and II
Chair: John Coyne (Ethopia), Editor, Going Upcountry: Travel Essays by Peace Corps Writers;Living on the Edge: Fiction by Peace Corps Writers
(All panelists are former Peace Corps volunteers who have published travel books and fiction. See Abstracts section for biographical sketches and list of publications.)
- Richard Wiley (Korea), University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Author, Ahmed's Revenge; Indigo; Soldiers in Hiding
- Mike Tidwell (Congo), Washington Post; Author, Amazon Stranger
- Kathleen Coskran (Ethiopia), Lake Country School, Minneapolis; Editor, Inn Near Kyoto: Writing by American Women Abroad;Author, High Price of Everything Stories
- Peter Chilson (West Africa), Washington State University; Author, Riding the Demon: On the Road in West Africa
Saturday, June 12 7:00 Return to Conference Directory
DINNER:, Palmaire I and II (Cash Bar by Palmaire from 6-7)
Guest of Honor: Paul Fussell
University of Pennsylvania
REMARKS: David Espey, University of Pennsylvania
Saturday, June 12 8:30
36. Jonathan Maslow, "Adventurer for Hire: Travel Writing, Money and the Art of Interesting Impoverishment," Palmaire 1 and 2
Sunday, June 13, 9-10:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Alan McKenzie, Purdue University, "Teaching Oxbridge--There"
- Louisa Peat O'Neil, Washington Post "Teaching Travel Writing: A Journey Through the Senses"
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- Jon Volkmer, Ursinus College, "Writing the Academic Journey: An Examination and Review of a College Composition Course Based on Travel Writing"
- Alice Brittan, University of Pennsylvania, "Intimate Borders: Drifting Families and Traveling Trees in Murray Bail's Ecalyptus"
- Denise Heaps, University of Toronto, "Canadian Women's Travel Writing: Travelling Mother- wards, Writing Mother-words"
- Suzanne Bailey, Trent University, "Travelling the Body: the Travel Poetry of Karen Connelly"
Sunday, June 13, 11-12:30 Return to Conference Directory
- Valerie Smith, University of Connecticut, "The Landscape of Identity: Gender, Class, and the 'Other' in the Travel Writing of Edith Wharton"
- Kendall Johnson, University of Pennsylvania, "Portraits of Polygenism: The Scientific Explorations of Louis Agassiz and Henry James's 'A Landscape Painter'"
- David Judkins, University of Houston, "Defining Disappointment: The Contentious Traveler"
- Kent Dixon, Wittenberg University, "Travels with Charon: Travel Narrative's Side Trip to Hell"
- Stephanie Palmer, University of Michigan, "Accidents in Contexts"
Panel: David Espey, Jeffrey Melton, Donald Ross, Jim Schramer, Jon Volkmer
Comments on the conference, observations on travel writing and academia, ideas for future sites and paper topics, publications, funding, etc.
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