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Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference

NOVA University, FCSH, Lisbon (Portugal)
Organization: CETAPS and CELIS
Categories: Postcolonial, Digital Humanities, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, French, British, Lingustics, Genre & Form, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Rhetoric & Composition, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Science, Miscellaneous
Event Date: 2019-12-05 to 2019-12-07 Abstract Due: 2019-09-30

Call for Papers


Touring Travel Writing: Between Fact and Fiction International Conference


Venue: NOVA FCSH, Colégio Almada Negreiros (Campus de Campolide)                                                                       

Date: December 5-7 2019


In this year of 2019 the world is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe (1719) and its literary legacy. Daniel Defoe’s work, which combines fact and fiction, not only marked the beginning of realistic fiction, but it also evidenced the intimate interrelationship between the novel and travel writing.

CETAPS (Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies, Universidade Nova, Lisbon) and CELIS (Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique, Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand) join the celebrations by organising this international conference which aims to be a locus of debate on the many facets of travel writing, a research area that has emerged as a relevant topic of study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the last few decades.


Papers on the following topics are welcome:

Anglophone travel writing on the Portuguese-speaking world

Lusophone travel writing on the Anglophone World

Travel writing and Robinson Crusoe’s legacy

Travelling to write

Travel writing and the novel

Travel writing as report

Travel and visual culture

Travel writing, Humanities and the Social Sciences

Travel writing, gender and power

Travel writing, (post)colonial discourse and decoloniality

Travel writing and (forced) migration

Travel writing, imagined communities and imagology

Travel writing and tourist culture

Travel writing and (in)tangible heritage

Travel writing and exploration

Travelling as gentrification

Travel writing, censorship and surveillance

Travel writing and (auto)biography

Travel writing and Otherness

Travel writing, politics and ideology

Travel writing and ethics

Travel writing, mobility and conviviality

Maps as travel narratives

Travel, Children’s Literature and Young Adult Fiction

Sound/Food/Smell/Touch/Visual/Ecoscapes in Travel Writing

Travel writing in/as translation

Utopian and dystopian travel narratives

Science and travel writing

History of Travel Writing

Travel writing: theory and criticism

Intertextuality in travel writing

The rhetorics of travel writing

Teaching Travel Writing


Keynote speakers:

Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University/Centre for Travel Writing Studies)


Catherine Morgan-Proux (Université Clermont Auvergne/Centre de Recherches sur les Littératures et la Sociopoétique-CELIS)


Teresa Pinto Coelho (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa)


4th Keynote speaker: to be announced


Papers and pre-organized panels:

The conference languages are English and Portuguese. Speakers should prepare for a 20-minute presentation. Please send a 300-word abstract, as well as a short biographical note (100 words), by September 30th, to: ttw.dec2019@gmail.com and mzc@fcsh.unl.pt


Proposals for papers and pre-organized panels (in this case please include also a brief description of the panel) should include full title of the paper, name, institutional affiliation and contact details.


Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection will take place by October 10 2019.


Registration fees:

• Full fee: 100 Euros

• Students: 30 Euros (ID required)


Payment has to be made until October 20 2019. After this date proposals will no longer be considered.



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Reference: CETAPS CONGRESSOS – 610245


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Address: AV. DA REPUBLICA 57 – 6.º ANDAR – 1050-189 LISBOA                    


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CETAPS 610245 International Conference (Touring Travel Writing).


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PT + EURO zone: 3,4% + 0,35€

Rest of the World: 4,90% + 0,35€


Full Fee:  103,75 € (PT & EURO zone)

                  105,24 € (Rest of the World)

Student Fee: 31,37€ (PT & EURO zone)

                        31,82€ (Rest of the World)


Please send a copy of your confirmed payment to: cetaps@fcsh.unl.pt


Event website: www.travelwriting2019.wordpress.com

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/561695847696394


Organizing Committee:

Maria Zulmira Castanheira

Rogério Miguel Puga

Isabel Oliveira Martins

João Paulo Pereira da Silva


Scientific Committee:

Alexandra Lopes (Faculdade de Ciências Humanas — Universidade Católica Portuguesa/CECC)


Ana Rita Padeira (Universidade Aberta / CETAPS)


Carlos Ceia (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Gabriela Gândara Terenas (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Isabel Oliveira Martins (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Isabel Simões-Ferreira (Escola Superior de Comunicação Social – Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa /CETAPS)


João Paulo Pereira da Silva (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Jorge Bastos da Silva (Faculdade de Letras — Universidade do Porto/CETAPS)


Maria da Conceição Castel-Branco (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Maria de Fátima Outeirinho (Faculdade de Letras — Universidade do Porto/ ILCML)


Maria Leonor Machado de Sousa (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Maria Zulmira Castanheira (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Miguel Alarcão (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Rita Baleiro (Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo da Universidade do Algarve/ CEC and CETAPS)


Rogério Puga (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas — Universidade Nova de Lisboa/CETAPS)


Administrative support:

Cristina Carinhas:  cetaps@fcsh.unl.pt








Cristina Carinhas