Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape 25 April 2018, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol

‘Literary and Visual Landscapes’, a University of Bristol interdisciplinary seminar series, invites proposals for a symposium in April 2018 on the theme of ‘traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape’. This symposium provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for researchers to share their insights and expertise, and opportunities to network with academics within and across disciplinary boundaries.

Keynote speaker: Dr Charlotte Mathieson, University of Surrey, whose research focuses on travel and mobility in nineteenth century literature.

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers. While we encourage a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation of the topic, possible themes include:

· Speeding up: new methods of travel throughout history

· Waterways: oceanic travel, travel on ships or boats, canals or streams

· Sky travel, the history of human flight

· Outer space travel

· Unusual methods of travelling and transport

· The travels of unusual objects

· Travelling and gender

· The changing landscapes of fiction and art

· Cartography

· Imperialism and colonial travel or tourism

· The landscapes of migration or pilgrimage

· Travel writing and/or travel art

· Traversing borders and cross-cultural encounters

· Traversing the wilderness

· Travelling through Anthropocene / climate change and travel

Please send abstracts of 200 words, plus a bio of 50 words, to literarylandscapes1@gmail.com by 18 March 2018.

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