The concluding conference European travel writing in context: strategies of negotiating identity in travel writing – a comparative approach took place in Mainz on January 23-24, 2020. With travel writing experts from the UK, Austria and various German universities. In cooperation with the intercultural research platform Zentrum für Interkulturelle Studien (ZIS) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
More information on the conference can be found here.
Press release (in German).
Evening with Jochen Schmidt (author of novels and travel writing; translator of travel writing) at the bookshop Cardabela (Frauenlobstraße 40, 55118 Mainz) as part of the conference on January 23, 2020, 7pm. All welcome (reading in German)!
Jochen Schmidt read from his new book Gebrauchsanweisung fürs Laufen (for an extract click here) and a travelogue about Helsinki and talked about his work as a travel writer (inlcuding photographs by the author!).
Please click here for information in German.
Workshop for students on sound and hearing in travel writing with Prof Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University) on January 23, 2020 at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. We will discuss a text by Tim Youngs from the brand new Routledge Research Companion to Travel Writing, edited by Alasdair Pettinger and Tim Youngs.
Second workshop at the University of Vienna: "Reisebilder/Bilderreisen: zum Zusammenspiel von Text und Bild im Reisebericht/Travel writing: on the interplay between text and the visual", October 4, 2019. This Workshop was co-organised with Birgit Englert (Vienna) and the research platform research platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" (University of Vienna). Click here for the programme.
Very honoured by the press release published by the JGU's press office:
For the German version click here.
For the English version click here.
To read the press release on the idw (Informationsdienst Wissenschaft) click here.
Presentation of Hester Lynch Piozzi at the event Femmes de Lettres. Wiederentdeckungen und Neulektüren europäischer Autorinnen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, Humboldt University Berlin, 5-6 September 2019.
Panel "Travel Writing, Cultural Exchange and Identity Construction" (co-organised with Leen Eilittä, Helsinki) at the 8thConference of the European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL/SELC, former Network of Comparative Literature Studies) in Lille, 26-30 August 2019.
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Here are some impressions:
Presentation of the project as well as the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions Programme at the event Boost your Career - go abroad! - The Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSC-IF) Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, July 18, 2019.
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Paper on identity discourses and intertextuality in travel writing from the late 18thand the 19thcentury at the Borders and Crossings Conference 2019, University of Leicester, 4-6 July 2019.
Presentation of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actions programme together with Dr Marco Mason (Northumbria University) at the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie talk at the School of English at Nottingham Trent University, April 3, 2019, 14:30-16:00.
Paper on the use and function of multilingualism in 19th century travel writing at the lunchtime Research Forum of the Cross Cultural Circa Nineteenth Century Research Centre at the University of St Andrews, March 6th 2019.
Research paper "'I must know put my own language skills to the text' (Goethe, Italian Journey) - Form and Function of Multilingualism in Travel Writing 1780 - 1850" at the English Research Seminar Series at Nottingham Trent University, February 20, 2019.
Workshop "Reisen und darüber schreiben - Formen der Verschriftlichung von Mobilitätserfahrungen vom 18. bis uns 21. Jahrhundert", Vienna, November 30, 2018. This workshop was co-organised with Birgit Englert (Vienna) and in cooperation with the research platform "Mobile Cultures and Societies" (University of Vienna). Click here for the programme. Click here for the CFP.
Here are some impressions:
Presentation of the project as well as the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actions programme at the event "Research Careers in Europe - Funding Opportunities for Post-Docs" at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, June 28, 2018, 13:00-17:30h.
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For an interview about the project with the JGU Magazine (June 11, 2018) click here.
Paper "Le descrizioni di opere d'arte come critica sociale e formazione d'identità in Pictures from Italy (1846) di Charles Dickens e Italienisches Bilderbuch (1847) di Fanny Lewald" at the conference (De)scrivere Roma nell'Ottocento: alla ricerca del museo delle radici culturali europee (Describing Rome in the 19th century: searching for the museum of European cultural roots), Istituto Storico Austriaco a Roma and Accademia di Romania in Roma, April 12-13, 2018.
Seminar/Cours-conférence "Heinrich Heines Harzreise im Kontext des Reiseberichts"; Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, March 22, 2018, 15-17:00h.
Presentation of the project as well as the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actions Programme: "Travel Writing in Context. The formation of collective and individual identities in European travel writing: 1760-1850"/“Le relazioni di viaggio e il loro contesto. La formazione di identità collettive e individuali nelle relazioni di viaggio europee tra il 1760 e il 1850”; Sapienza Università di Roma, March 6, 2018, 13-15:00h.
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Workshop "Travel Writing in Context", Friday, February 9, 2018, 9-13:00h, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Winfried Eckel (Mainz)
Martina Kopf (Mainz)
Caroline Mannweiler (Mainz)
Olaf Müller (Marburg)
Werner Nell (Halle-Wittenberg)
Corinna Norrick-Rühl (Mainz)
Sandra Vlasta (Mainz)
Tim Youngs (Nottingham)
Presentation of the project on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 18:15h:
Reading by project partner Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent) on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 20:30h: