"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

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"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

Voyages and travel accounts in historiography and literature

Ed. by Boris Stojkovski (University of Novi Sad)

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Date limite : 15th December 2019


"Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.'' Ibn Battuta's words show the full meaning of undertaking voyages and recording them. Throughout centuries, travelling has inspired people to comment on the places they have seen and experiences they have lived.
The aim of this book is to provide an interdisciplinary overview on travel accounts and travels with particular stress on studies covering Serbia, the Balkans and Central-Eastern Europe in broadest sense, as well as to analyse the historical and literary values of travel accounts from Antiquity onwards. Historians would search for the accuracy of the data and consider these works as narrative sources, whilst for a scholar studying literature, a travel account would be representing a peculiar genre. Linguists, scholars in the field of cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, etc. all have their own perspective on voyage and its writings.

The topics of this book include, but are not limited to:
•Serbia, the Serbs and adjacent regions in the travel accounts
•Central-Eastern Europe as seen in the travel writings
•Western Europe and Non-European countries in the context of travel
•Discourse, narrative, language and/or context of the travel literature
•European and transcontinental context of travel accounts
•Pilgrimages and sacred topography
•Art and visual culture and travelling
•Travel accounts as historical sources
Please send your working title and short abstract accompanied by your short bio by December 15th to Boris Stojkovski, PhD, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, Serbia at the following email address travel[at]ff.uns.ac.rs.
The full papers will be submitted by March 31st 2020.



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