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Scotland and the South Seas: Writing the Wide Pacific (International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures (IASSL), Chaminade University of Honolulu: 28-30 June 2019)

Deadline: 31 Aug 2018

Keynote speakers: Dr Roslyn Jolly (University of New South Wales) Dr Penny Fielding (Edinburgh University).

This conference takes its inspiration from Robert Louis Stevensonís travels and writing in and about the Pacific.

From Aotearoa to Alaska, Scotland to Samoa, and all points in between, it will focus on how Scottish and Pacific literary works were inspired and influenced by cultural exchanges between Scotland and Polynesia. Michelle Keown articulates some of the links, both real and imagined, between Indigenous writers in the Pacific and Scotland, which date back to the mid-nineteenth century.

The conference committee therefore welcomes proposals for papers that explore such areas of cultural exchange, or significant figures in Polynesia, who inspired, or were inspired by Scottish associations. We similarly invite papers exploring Scottish writing in or about the Pacific. We encourage participants to arrive earlier or leave later than the conference to explore Hawaii. Most of your afternoons will be clear to enjoy Waikiki and Honolulu. Please send abstracts of 300 words or less to BOTH organisers.

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Last updated: 11 Jun 2018



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