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25th and 26th of January 2024

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25th and 26th of January 2024

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The CETT Barcelona School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy (Universitat de Barcelona)  and the Escola Superior de Gestão, Hotelaria e Turismo (Universidade do Algarve) organize the First International Conference on Literary and Film Tourism, to be held in Barcelona on 25 and 26 January 2024.

The theme of this first edition is "Imagined Territories: Tourist and Educational Approaches", and it aims to be a multidisciplinary meeting place for researchers, professionals, and students interested in the dialogue between territory and the layers of meaning generated by literature and film.

The conference also aims to discuss the educational and tourist potential of the cultural landscape created by literature and films. 

Thematic lines

During this first edition of the International Conference on Literary and Film Tourism, different thematic lines will be discussed, such as:

Places, peoples and pasts represented in film and literature

Literary and cinematographic heritage

Literary and cinematic geographies

Educational strategies for the interpretation of literary and cinematographic places

Didactics of literary and cinematographic heritage

Cultural tourism products associated with film and literature

Management of literary and film tourism destinations

Literature and film in tourism marketing

The tourist experience in literary and film tourism

Contributions of literary and film tourism to the sustainability of destinations

The economic dimension of literary and/or film tourism

Representation of non-urban spaces: rurality and natural spaces in the context of the climate crisis

Representation of urban spaces: literature, urban planning, and architecture

Representation of frontiers and territories in conflict

Literary representation of space in the global novel

Theory of representation of literary spaces

Provisional programme

  25th January sessions


Opening session 


Keynote session 1: Mike Robinson 


Coffee Break


Parallel sessions 


Round table - Education and literary heritage  


Parallel sessions

  26th January sessions


Keynote session 2: Deborah Castro 


Parallel sessions


Coffee Break


Round Table - DMO and Film Tourism Case Studies


Closing session


Professor Mike Robinson

Professor Mike Robinson

Nottingham Trent University, UK
More about Professor Mike Robinson

Mike is Professor of Cultural Heritage at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Before this he was Professor of Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage and he remains Professor Emeritus. Mike was founder and director of the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at the Universities of Sheffield Hallam and Leeds Metropolitan over a twelve-year period where he also held research professorships in Tourism and Culture.

He has also held various visiting positions including Visiting Professorships at National Taiwan University (Graduate Institute of Planning) and University of Trento, Italy (Department of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Heritage), European Union Fellowship at the University of Illinois (Cultural Heritage), Research Fellow at University of KwaZulu-Natal (Department of Literature.

He is founder and is editor-in-chief, of the Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change (published 6 issues per year by Routledge, Taylor-Francis) and founder and co-editor of the Tourism and Cultural Book Series (Channel View Publications) with over 60 international volumes published.

Mike has advised governments, transnational and state organisations, museums and heritage attractions, NGOs and community groups. He has worked on heritage and tourism related projects in over 40 countries, has supervised over 30 PhDs and has designed and organised 35 international academic and practitioner conferences.

Dr. Deborah Castro

Dr. Deborah Castro

University of Groningen, Netherlands
More about Dr. Deborah Castro

Dr. Deborah Castro is an Assistant Professor in Media Studies at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Her main research interests lie in the fields of television and audience studies and she has participated in multiple funded research projects. In 2020, she was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (European Commission) to investigate local residents’ perceptions of media representations of their place of residence as well as local residents’ support for film tourism initiatives in Spain.

Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Television & New Media, European Journal of Cultural Studies and Tourism Management Perspectives. She is also a research fellow at ITI-LARSyS (Portugal) and vice-chair of the Television Studies Section at the European Communication Research and Education Association.

How to present a communication?

To submit a presentation proposal, authors must:

  1. Send an email to with the following details:

    a. An anonymised abstract of the presentation following the template available here

    b. List of authors with their affiliation

  2. The author presenting the paper at the conference must register using the following form.

The abstract can be written in any conference language: English, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan.

Presentation: 15 minutes.

The deadline for submission of paper proposals is the 8th of October 2023. Anonymous peers will review all proposals, and the author will be notified of acceptance after the 31st of October 2023.

Publishing opportunities

The Congress has collaboration agreements with various academic journals.

Authors are invited to submit full manuscripts (max. 10,000 words) to for consideration by the Organising Committee. The deadline for submission of papers is 20 December 2023.

Depending on each article's research area and relevance, authors might be invited to submit them to one of the following journals:

Conference fees

Advance registration (until November 10th):

  • Authors: 100 euros
  • attendants without presentation: 75 euros
  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD students: 40 euros

Late registrations:

  • Authors: 150 euros
  • Attendants without presentation: 75 euros
  • Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD students: 50 euros

The congress registration fee includes lunch on the 25th of January, coffee breaks during the congress, participation certificates, and congress documentation.

All authors participating in the congress must pay the corresponding fee.

The congress fee must be paid to the following bank account: ES1021003642192200099891, and the transfer receipt must be sent to:

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