Narrative Knowing in Heritage and Travel

Writers such as W G Sebald and Sven Lindqvist employed literary travel writing to emotionally and psychologically translate their fieldwork experiences into their writings about place, while Walter Benjamin combined ideas of narrative knowing with practices that offer public engagement and impact for his ideas.  This conference explores how methods of contemporary literary travel writing can be brought into the work of academic researchers, writers and professionals in the fields of cultural heritage interpretation.

Papers have been accepted from researchers and from heritage and tourism practitioners that explore narrative non-fiction as a literary form or as professional practice for writing about place. Established academics and postgraduate or doctoral researchers also submitted their proposals. Further, pedagogic approaches to teaching interpretative and writing practices for these fields were also accepted.

Deadline for full paper proposals was midnight UTC on December 15, 2020. Now closed.

In addition, the conference plans to display posters digitally, in A0-size, single-slide landscape format in PowerPoint, for delegates to download and view offline.  Please view these below:

Conference language: English. Zoom will be used.

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