A book series with Liverpool University Press
American Tropics: Towards a Literary Geography was an AHRC-funded project at the University of Essex: http://www.essex.ac.uk/lifts/American_Tropics/index.htm
The book series includes volumes by members of the American Tropics team as well as an edited collection emerging from the American Tropics conference held at Essex in July 2009. We would also be interested in hearing from colleagues wishing to put forward proposals for individual volumes that would fit into the series. Feel free to contact Peter Hulme (email@example.com) for more information.
Books in the series:
Peter Hulme: Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente (2011)
Lesley Wylie: Colombia's Forgotten Frontier: A Literary Geography of the Putumayo (2013)
Maria Cristina Fumagalli, Peter Hulme, Owen Robinson, Lesley Wylie (eds.): Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio (2013)
Maria Cristina Fumagalli: On the Edge: Writing the Border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic (2015)
Jak Peake: Between the Bocas: A Literary Geography of Western Trinidad (2016)
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
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Wilfred Thesiger, Desert, Marsh and Mountain  (London: Flamingo, 1995), p. 125.
Jennifer Craik, “The Culture of Tourism”, in Chris Rojek and John Urry, eds., Touring Cultures: Transformations of Travel and Theory (London: Routledge, 1997), pp. 113–36 (at p. 115).
Charles Sanders Peirce, Collected Papers, vols. 7 and 8, ed. Arthur W. Burks (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966).
Vincent Crapanzano, “On the Writing of Ethnography”, Dialectical Anthropology, 2, no. 1 (1977), 69–73 (at p. 72).
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Craik, “Culture of Tourism”, p. 115.
Web references should follow this format (the first date is when the essay was written, the second is when you accessed it)
Matthew Levy, “Gulliver’s ‘Historico-Tropological Journey, or Measurement, Irony and the Grotesque in Gulliver’s Travels” (1975), WWW documents <http:www.uta.edu/english/dab/baud/fatal/obscene.html> (1 October 2002).