VTU Review’s second issue is to focus on
REPRESENTATIONS OF TRAVEL AND MOBILITY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE PRESENT
While travel and mobility have long been perceived as quintessentially human activities and have been particularly associated with voluntary, literate travellers recording their own experiences, the terms can also be applied to animals and involuntary migrants. Irrespective of whether they are voluntary or involuntary, travel and mobility can be placed under different headings and linked to a variety of other concepts, such as displacement, migration, exile, border crossing, dispersal, cultural/economic transfer and communication. Moreover, they have different meanings and call up diverse associations in different historical and cultural contexts.
We invite contributions from scholars in the humanities and social scientists with an interest in the study of travel and mobility. We welcome articles from both established professionals and advanced PhD students.
Topics of discussion may include, but are not restricted to:
- new directions in research on travel and mobility;
- writing travel and mobility;
- teaching travel and mobility;
- virtual travel;
- travel and communication/mediation;
- agents of communication/mediation;
- utopian/dystopian travel;
- travel, mobility and the politics of place;
- mobility and nomadism;
- cosmopolitanism, travel and mobility.
Deadline: 15 September 2017
More information: CFP