|*UPDATED* PROGRAMME|4th Annual NCRCL Conference

In Crusoe’s Footsteps: Robinson Crusoe and the Robinsonade – A Tercentenary Appraisal

NCRCL Conference
Friday, 6th September 2019
Digby Stuart College, University of Roehampton
Bookings via:https://estore.roehampton.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/conferences/robinson-crusoe/in-crusoes-footsteps-robinson-crusoe-and-the-robinsonade-a-tercentenary-appraisal

Programme

Registration (9-9:25am)
Elm Grove, Digby Stuart Campus, University of Roehampton

Welcome/Opening Remarks (9:25-9:30am)

Keynote (9:30-10:30)
(Chair: Ian Kinane)

“The Problem with Robinson”
M. O. Grenby, Newcastle University

International Robinsonades for Girls (10.30-11.30am)
(Chair: Ian Kinane)

Le Robinson des Demoiselles (1835): An Edifying Robinsonade for Young French Girls?”
Ruth Menzies, Aix-Marseille University

“In Search of Sun-in-the-Hair: Captivity Narratives and the Unsettling Silence of Settler Girls in Emily P. Weaver’s The Search for Molly Marling.”
Cheryl Cowdy, York University, Toronto

Tea/Coffee (11:30am-12pm)

The Anti-Robinsonade: William Golding’s Lord of the Flies (12-1pm)
(Chair: Lisa Sainsbury)

“‘Childhood is Unknown’: William Golding’s Complex Engagements with Ideas of Childhood and the Robinsonade”
Bradley Osbourne, University of Exeter

“Wartime Children: Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
Mary L. Shannon, University of Roehampton

Lunch (1-2pm)

Economics, Religion, and Imperialism: the Heritage of the Robinsonade (2-3.20pm)
(Chair: Alison Waller)

“No Child is an Island: Economics and Children’s Literature”
Sarah Hardstaff, University of Cambridge

“God on the Island”
Lesley Smith, Independent Scholar

“Imagining a Remedy for Imperialism: Picturing the Robinsonade in Three Picturebooks for Children”
Shelley Isaacson, Simmons University, Boston

Break (3.20-3.30pm)

Plenary + Concluding Remarks (3.30-4.15pm)
(Chair: Lisa Sainsbury)

“Whose Crusoe? Power, Perception, and the Perpetuation of Robinsonades”
Peter Hunt, (Emeritus) Cardiff University

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About Emily Corbett

I'm working on my PhD in YA literature with the National Centre of Research in Children's Literature @ Roehampton University. I'm the administrator for the Trans Studies Network UK. I'm co-editing RoundTable academic journal 2019. I'm the editor for the NCRCL's blog. I'm also organising a couple of conferences, teaching a few students and generally keeping my to-do-list longer than my thesis!

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