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The International Conference Literary Portugal
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6/14/2016 to 6/15/2016
When: 6/14/2016
Where: Faculty of Letters of Lisbon

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The International Conference Literary Portugal is an international event that aims to reflect on the relationship between literature and tourism. This conference, to be held at the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon, on the 14th and 15th June 2016, is part of the set of activities undertaken by the Project LIT & TOUR of the Centre for Comparative Studies of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon and the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism, University of Algarve, with the support of the Estoril School of Hospitality and Tourism.

The purpose of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers in literary studies and in tourism studies, namely for those with interdisciplinary interests, to share the results of their research and to promote academic reflection on the construction of a Literary Portugal. The conference will be organized around the following themes:

I - Literature and tourism - conceptualization and trends (theoretical aspects of the research in literature and tourism)
II – Space, place/literary territories - construction and communication (literary places, tourist destinations, literary itineraries, urban and rural territories, topophilia, landscape, literature and heritage ...)
III - Tourists, travellers and writers - motivations, experiences, impacts (travellers, tourists, literary tourists, literary travelers, literary pilgrims, reader tourists and tourist readers, virtual tourists, tourist literature and publics ...).


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