Locating Robert Louis Stevenson - 8-10 July 2010
The sixth biennial conference on Robert Louis Stevenson will be held 8-10 July 2010, at the University of Stirling (scene of the first conference in 2000).
This return to a Scottish starting-point may invite attention to origins and locality, but the restless motion of Stevenson's writing exerts a different pressure. Our conference theme of Locating Stevenson is concerned with charting this motion rather than fixing Stevenson's co-ordinates; with orientating, rather than merely positioning, his work within the fields of literary genre, period, movement and genealogy, for example, and within debates about nation, tradition, place and identity. This shift from the map to the compass seems suited to the mobility of Stevenson's own writing and life.
Full details of the conference (including the social programme and registration details) can be found at the conference website below. Please submit your proposal by 1 March 2010.