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Tuesday, 28 December

152. Travel Writing, Empire, Globalization

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Commonwealth Hall A1, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Autobiography, Biography, and Life Writing

Presiding: Sarah Bird Wright, Univ. of Richmond

1. “‘Beware of the Dogma’: Recent Travel Writing from Afghanistan,” Gillian L. Whitlock, Univ. of Queensland

2. “Tropical Travel, the American Empire, and British Emancipation: Bigelow’s Jamaica in 1850,” Robert J. Scholnick, Coll. of William and Mary

3. “French Travel Writing on Egypt: De Nerval, Flaubert, Gide, and Cocteau,” David LeHardy Sweet, American Univ. in Cairo

4. “‘Remember Skibbereen’: Narrating a Return to Famine Ireland,” Sharon Obrien, Dickinson Coll.

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