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

Travel and Literature

Session Chair: 
Richard Hill, Chaminade University of Honolulu
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Education (Brogan) 103


  1. Takeshi Kawashima, Doshisha University
    The 1930s in Europe saw tourism attaining mass popularity. In England, especially, the development of tourism was so extensive as to have multiple effects. The popularity of travel writing is one example. In this presentation, I will examine Letters from Iceland (1937), the collaborative work by W. H. Auden and the Irish poet Louis MacNeice, written while traveling in Iceland.
  2. Heidi Rennert, "University of Victoria, British Columbia"
    This paper will consider how the tandem tricycle in Joseph and Elizabeth Pennell’s nineteenth-century cycling memoris both adopts and challenges what John Urry calls the “tourist’s gaze” and essentially disrupts traditional modes of spectatorship to achieve a more “authentic” experience of Italian travel and literary pilgrimage experiences.
  3. Satoko Kakihara, California State University, Fullerton
    This paper juxtaposes the travelogue titled Travels in Manchuria and Mongolia (1929) by Japanese writer Yosano Akiko (1878–1942) and the novel Market Street (1936) by Manchurian writer Xiao Hong (1911–42), which present a seesaw of structural privilege and oppression. It argues that sociopolitical belonging is constructed by the degree of mobility that a subject enjoys, based on her positionality within various structures. 
Session Cancelled: