Special Session on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Life & Works
“Loco/Motion” 34th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Fresno, California, March 7-9, 2013
As part of next year’s NCSA conference, Arnold Anthony Schmidt is seeking papers for one or more panels about Robert Louis Stevenson that address the theme of “Locomotion.” Scholars may consider the theme literally (treating images of travel and physical movement in Stevenson’s works), or metaphorically (e.g. chronological, ethical, historical, intellectual, psychological, or spiritual “motion”). Feel free to email Arnold if you have questions about the appropriateness of a topic for presentation.
A representative of the Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum will join us to discuss the library’s rare books/manuscripts and to display exhibits from the collection.
To submit, please e-mail 250-word abstracts of 20-minute papers and one-page vitae to Arnold Anthony Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2012. Graduate students may, upon acceptance of their abstracts, submit complete papers in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses.
For more information, please see the general conference CFP below or visit http://www.nineteenthcenturystudiesassociation.org/