115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Literature and Tourism

Presiding Officer: 
Raymond H. J. Rim, University of California, Riverside

Literary tourism studies draw on a variety of disciplines (cultural studies, literary criticism, cultural politics, economics, geography) to examine how cultural products have drawn travelers to places and shaped their experiences of those places. This session welcomes proposals that examine the intersections of fiction and geographic referents in the analysis of touristic consumption. Of particular interest are papers that theorize the bidirectional process of touristic tastemaking: cultural media not only curate spaces for touristic consumption, but the experiences of those places in turn affect the consumption of cultural products. Together, the papers in this session will bring literature, film, television, journalism, touristic brochures, maps, and digital media into comparative perspective to illuminate the diversity of texts shaping the geography of cultural tourism worldwide.

Closed (not accepting submissions)

Associated Sessions

Topic Type: 
Special Session