Expressions of Interest | 17th Borders and Crossings Travel Writing Conference: Travelling differently
17th Borders and Crossings Travel Writing Conference
20-23 July 2020
The University of Sydney
In 2020, the Borders and Crossings conference will come to Australia for the second time and will have as its core theme the idea of differences and diversity in means and experiences of travel.
The 2020 conference will take part in a unique context: that of a postcolonial yet white-western dominated member of the ‘Anglosphere’, situated in a South-East Asian and Pacific Island geographical, economic and political context. Contemporary Australia, and its founding settlement of Sydney, epitomise borders and crossings. It is founded on different types of travel: forced and chosen, tourism and exile, appropriation and return, movement of ideas and cultures, movement of species and their shifting environments. We thus invite conference participants to reflect on the theme of ‘travelling differently’.