Literary Tourism and Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century

A special issue of Literature (ISSN 2410-9789).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 1866

Special Issue Editors


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Institute of Slavic Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Interests: Russian literature and culture; eastern european history; memory studies; heritage studies; tourism studies

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Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies,York University, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
Interests: literary tourism and industrial heritage; interdisciplinary work in World Religions in Canada; religion and film

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Literary tourism has recently moved from being a niche market to a commercially significant phenomenon. Despite the steadily growing interest, literary tourism remains under-researched in the academic world. At the same time, the preservation and management of cultural heritage has been recognized as critical for the development of sustainable tourism via international agencies. Nevertheless, the entanglement of fictional literature with the popular imagination of heritage has yet to be fully explored. For instance:

  • How is tourism narrated in fictional literature?
  • How can the process of heritagization of literature be described?
  • In what ways does fictional literature help to interpret (dissonant) heritage?
  • How is the commodification of literature managed in tourism marketing and destination branding?

These are just a few questions indicating that literary tourism is an emerging field for transdisciplinary inquiries that combine methods of literary studies, heritage studies, and memory studies with research on tourism geography and destination marketing.

This Special Issue of Literature aims to explore cutting-edge methodologies in literary tourism research and heritage studies. We warmly invite contributions on topics including, but not limited to:

  • literary history of tourism;
  • genres of tourism fiction;
  • literature and intangible cultural heritage;
  • heritage interpretation;
  • commodification of fictional images;
  • travel writing;
  • marketing and branding of destinations;
  • literary trails, museums, and festivals;
  • tourists’ experience, storytelling, and new media.

Dr. Konstantin Kaminskij
Prof. Dr. Jamie S Scott
Guest Editors

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Published Papers

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