Title

Travel diaries as a source for creative constructions of the past and the present: The Edward Bliss Emerson Caribbean diary (1831-1832)

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Panel

Start Date

January 2012

End Date

January 2012

Abstract

The panelists will describe their particular encounters with Edward B. Emerson‟s travel diary, emphasizing their approaches to analyzing its content. They will describe the resources and techniques they employed to expand and contextualize Edward‟s account. They will offer the audience a truly interdisciplinary and creative interpretation of Edward‟s diary that could serve as an example of how to approach other travel diaries. Its diversity of subject and tone will be addressed by a group of scholars from different backgrounds. Collectively, the panelists represent 15 disciplines that provide different viewpoints in the analysis.

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Travel diaries as a source for creative constructions of the past and the present: The Edward Bliss Emerson Caribbean diary (1831-1832)

The panelists will describe their particular encounters with Edward B. Emerson‟s travel diary, emphasizing their approaches to analyzing its content. They will describe the resources and techniques they employed to expand and contextualize Edward‟s account. They will offer the audience a truly interdisciplinary and creative interpretation of Edward‟s diary that could serve as an example of how to approach other travel diaries. Its diversity of subject and tone will be addressed by a group of scholars from different backgrounds. Collectively, the panelists represent 15 disciplines that provide different viewpoints in the analysis.