Presentation Title

Travel Writing and Information Literacy

Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

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Presentation Description

This presentation explores the interface between information theory, as examined in James Gleick’s latest book, The Information, a History, a Theory, a Flood, and a travel and food writing class I have been teaching for several years. This class focuses not only on the history and theory of Travel Writing as a genre, but also on the research practices and perspective necessary for “deep description.” In addition, this course puts students in the field, doing hands-on food and travel writing of their own, in a project I call, “From Murphy to Manteo: The Hwy 64 Project.”

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 24th, 11:30 AM Sep 24th, 12:00 PM

Travel Writing and Information Literacy

Room 1002

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