|*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


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

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 also the Blog Editor and coordinate the social media for the centre.

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