The Portal to Texas History 2020 Research Fellowship Awardee - Charles B. Travis IV

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The Portal to Texas History 2021 Research Fellowship Awardee

Charles B. Travis IV

Project Title

Deep Wests: Literature, Geography, History

Project Description

This project will create a digital timeline map supplement for an Indiana University Press Spatial Humanities series monograph titled Deep Wests, sourcing and featuring materials from various Portal to Texas History collections. One section of the monograph focuses in part on the historical, cultural, and cartographical morphology of Texas and the southwest borderland regions. The project will map Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian (1985), Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove (Tetralogy, 1985-1997), Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Almanac of the Dead (1991) and other selections.


Charles Travis was conferred a PhD in Geography by Trinity College, The University of Dublin (2006). He also holds MAs in Geography and Planning and Mass Communication, and a BA in Psychology. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Geography with the Department of History at the University of Texas, Arlington, and a Visiting Research Fellow with the Centre for Environmental Humanities at Trinity College Dublin. Charles is an editorial board member of the journal Literary Geography.