[URBANTH-L]CFP: Tourism, Carnival and Folklore, Dubrovnik (Croatia 2005)

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Mon Oct 18 15:06:45 EDT 2004

CFP: Tourism, Carnival and Folklore, Dubrovnik,

                  Croatia 2005

This is the 1st CALL FOR PAPERS of Journeys of Expression IV: Tourism, Carnival and Folklore, jointly organised by the Centre for
Tourism & Cultural Change at Hallam University, UK and the Ivo Pilar Institute, Croatia. JOE will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia
on 17-20 march 2005.

In the tradition of the Journeys of Expression conference series, this fourth event will again bring together international
academics to discuss the multi-faceted relationships between tourism and festivals, this time focusing on aspects of folklore and
carnival. The conference will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, from 17 to 20 March 2005 and will be hosted by the Croatian Ivo
Pilar Institute of Social Sciences. The themes to be discussed are inspired by the conclusions of our 2004 conference, which
focused on "tourism and festivals as transnational practice", and was held in Innsbruck, Austria, with our partners at the
Institute of European Ethnology and Folklore.

Conference Aims

Journeys of Expression IV aims to discuss different dimensions of festivity, carnival and celebration and their relation with
various forms of tourism and touristic participation in festivals. In this sense, there is a focus on festival tourism as a
transnational practice whose systemic character allows us to rethink the role of touristic strangers in the symbolic and economic
exchange and consumption processes of contemporary society.  Integral to this we will also focus upon the extent to which custom,
tradition, legend and myth are expressed through festivals and are communicated to, and experienced, by tourists.  The conference
will bring together an international audience drawn from ethnology and folkloric studies, history, sociology, anthropology,
cultural geography and tourism studies.

Themes of Interest

Key themes of interest to the conference include:

        *       Festival Tourism as Transnational Connectivity, Exchange and Consumption;
        *       Hospitality, Appropriation and Manipulation of Festival Tourists;
        *       Festival Tourism, Folklore and Agency;
        *       Music, Feast, Firework, Orgy and Dance - Inversion, Transgression, Fusion;
        *       Nation / Region Building in a Transnational Society - Changing Forms, Boundaries and Meanings of Festival
        *       Cultural Performance, Ethnicity and the Politics of the Aesthetic;
        *       Myth, Legend and Superstition in Festival Tourism;
        *       Management Dilemmas related to Cross-Cultural Festival Audiences
        *       Urban Myths and Legends in Contemporary Festival Spaces;
        *       Tales that Travel - Buying and Selling Narratives of Tradition;
        *       'Non-Festivals' - Global Mobilities, Internationalisation and Uni-formisation of Festival Spaces and Practices.

Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words with full address details as an electronic file to Dr. David Picard
(d.picard at shu.ac.uk ) as soon as possible but by January 14th 2005 at the latest.

David Picard
Ph.D. (Anthrop., Univ. La Réunion, France, 2001)

Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street - Owen Building
Sheffield S1 1WB
United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0) 114 225 3973
Fax +44 (0) 114 225 3343

Email d.picard at shu.ac.uk
Website www.tourism-culture.com

Journeys of Expressions IV: Tourism, Carnival and Folklore, the fourth edition of the CTCC's Tourism and Festivals conference
series will take place in Dubrovnik, Croatia in March 2005. Further details and a CFP will soon be available at our website

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