Diverse Destinations–cfp

Dear list members,

Please consider submitting your abstract for the following call for papers. Hope to see you at the seminar.

Liang Luo

Diverse Destinations: Travel and Cultural Diplomacy in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Virtual Seminar

This seminar invites scholars studying travel and cultural diplomacy in the mid-twentieth century to think how destinations, journeys and travel experiences are configured. In its more common definition, travel is understood as moving from one place to another; the idea of travelling presupposes the existence of fixed points and coordinates, as well as journeys that allow the materialization of the route itself. On the other hand, diplomacy has used travelling to also include the sphere of culture. This event reflects upon the ways in which travelling can be conceptualized from a perspective centered on the idea of destination and cultural diplomacy as a dynamic many times crossed or experienced through the act of travelling.

The keynote speech will be given by Dr. Liang Luo (University of Kentucky), titled “From Paris, Beijing, to Santiago: Joris Ivens and the Poetics and Politics of the Travel Essay Film” (in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish).

Please send your abstracts of 300 words and a brief bio of 100 words to mumontt@uc.cl and cgatica1@uc.cl. We will be accepting abstracts from different disciplines and perspectives, in both Spanish and English, thinking of a presentation of 15-20 minutes.

Key dates:

Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2021
Acceptance: May 31, 2021
Seminar: Friday September 3, 2021

Organized by:

Maria Montt, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Fondecyt No. 11200151)
Camila Gatica, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (Fondecyt No. 3190267)

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