114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Permanent Ephemera: Travel Documents and Literature

Session Chair: 
Nissa Cannon, University of California, Santa Barbara
Fountain IV


  1. Thomas Doran, California State University, Channel Islands
    Why did Audubon hand copy 51 letters of introduction into his 1826 travel journal?
  2. Alanna Bartolini, University of California, Santa Barbara
     This paper addresses the issue of Dracula's archival nature with special attention to the Derridean notion of archival violence, which redefines the archive as a tool of power and control. This analysis reveals connections between the novel’s epistolary structure, its travel narrative model, and the Victorian anxiety concerning the insatiable imperial appetite for knowledge. Therefore, by closely examining Dracula’s materiality, this project sheds new light on the rarely acknowledged issue of the novel’s archival nature. 
  3. Jace Gatzemeyer, The Pennsylvania State University
    This paper proposes to explore the influence of Hemingway’s 1920s joint passport on his subsequent depictions of national borders, constraining travel restrictions, and liberating transborder travel.
Session Cancelled: