LIT&TOUR – LITERATURE AND TOURISM

P.I.: Sílvia Quinteiro

Description

The Lit & Tour Project was created in January 2012 with the aim of promoting research on the intersections of Literature and Tourism. An interdisciplinary confluence that has the ability to reframe geography, to rebuild places and redefine concepts such as literary place, tourist or traveller.

This project involves researchers from the School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of Algarve, from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, and from the Centre for Comparative Studies and the Centre of Portuguese Folk Traditions, both associated to the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon.

Currently, the Lit&Tour Project develops two types of research:

(I) One focused on the definition of key concepts and of research methodologies;

(II) Another associated with literary tourism, focused on listing and creating literary places as well as literary itineraries.

Objective

The aim of the Project is to promote research on the intersections of Literature and Tourism.

Team

Sílvia Quinteiro
Alexandra Rodrigues
Cristina Tejero
Felipe Cammaert
Isabel Dâmaso Santos
Rita Baleiro

Activities

  • Session “Turismo e Literatura” – Conference INVTUR. University of Aveiro. May 19, 2017.
  • Open-class on Literature and Tourism. University of Marseille. April 3, 2017.
  • Seminar “Literatura e Turismo: Mapas, caminhos e lugares da literatura”. University of Algarve – ESGHT. March 8, 2017.
  • Conference “Literary Tourism”, by Mary MacGuckin (Institute of Technology, Sligo). University of Algarve – ESGHT. October 17, 2016.
  • International Meeting: Diálogos sobre Literatura e Turismo. University of Algarve/Colégio Claretiano Belo Horizonte. October 7, 2016.
  • International Conference Portugal Literário. School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon. June 14-15, 2016.
  • Open-class on Literature and Tourism. University of Marseille. April 1, 2016.
  • Cycle of conferences Turismo em Análise, Comemoração dos 100 anos da institucionalização do turismo no Algarve. Library of the University of Algarve. April – May, 2015.
  • Lit&Tour: Turismo nas Entrelinhas, Contest for the students of secondary schools of Algarve and Baixo Alentejo.
  • LIT&TOUR: Conferência Internacional sobre Literatura e Turismo. School of Arts and Humanities – University of Lisbon. November 26 -27, 2012.

Publications

Contacts

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