Danielle Thompson, Tamar Island, 2008
Medium Lightjet Print
Exhibited size 20 x 20 cm,
edition of 10,
Copyright owned by the artist
Call for Papers
February 6–7, 2014,
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania
A two-day symposium to explore Tasmanian travel writing and journeys in Tasmanian literature
Keynote and Guest Speakers:
Prof Tim Youngs, Director of Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Travel Writing Studies; AProf Richard White, from the University of Sydney; and internationally renowned author Robert Dessaix.
Submissions are invited for papers that examine travel writing about Tasmania and other journeys in Tasmanian literature.
Possible topics may include:
- Tasmanian journeys in fiction, non-fiction, film and poetry.
- Exploration, early settler and convict narratives
- Encounters with Indigenous Tasmanian identities and histories
- Indigenous travellers in Tasmania
- Dark tourism and travel
- Encounters with 'wilderness'
- Fictional, cinematic and poetic journeys through Tasmania
- Constructions of 'Britishness' in Tasmanian travel writing
- Representations of 'home' and 'Australian-ness'
- Destinational authenticity
- Travel journalism
Please send a 300 word abstract, including a brief biographical note, to the Centre for Colonialism and its Aftermath (CAIA.email@example.com) by 2 December 2013.
This symposium is supported by: