2020 Program Sessions

453. Travel and Fantasies of Empire

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Jan 11, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 607

Session Information

Description: How do travel narratives shape the fantasies of empire? Panelists consider the delusions, enchantments, and romances of empire in travel writing across a range of genres (new journalism, film, woodcuts, fiction, ambassador’s prose), periods (from sixteenth-century Spain to post-Colombian Brazil to Cold War United States), and literatures (Nepali, South African, North and South American).


Pushpa Acharya, U of Toronto

Marlena Cravens, U of Texas, Austin

Kristin J. Jacobson, Stockton U

Alexandra Méndez, Columbia U

Russell Samolsky, U of California, Santa Barbara

Karen Steigman, Otterbein U


Karen Steigman, Otterbein U