Title

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

Format Type

Panel

Format Type

Workshop

Start Date

13-1-2012 12:00 AM

End Date

13-1-2012 12:00 AM

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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Jan 13th, 12:00 AM Jan 13th, 12:00 AM

Travel diaries as a source for creative constructions of thepast and the present: The Edward Bliss EmersonCaribbean 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.