'Writing the Wide Pacific: Scotland and the South Seas'

The English Department at Chaminade University of Honolulu is honoured to host the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures Conference, 28-30 June 2019. The conference, titled “Scotland and the South Seas: Writing the Wide Pacific “, takes its inspiration from Robert Louis Stevenson’s travels and writing in and about the Pacific. From Aotearoa to Alaska, Scotland to Samoa, and all points in between, this conference will focus on how Scottish and Pacific literary works were inspired and influenced by cultural exchanges between Scotland and Polynesia.

To find out more, visit the conference website

World Congress of Scottish Literatures, Prague 2020

The Third World Congress of Scottish Literatures will be held at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, on 24-28 June 2020. The venue of the Congress is renowned for its rich history shaped by numerous influences of minority cultures as well as by the more than three centuries of the supremacy of the multinational Austrian Empire. The Congress’s main theme, “Transnationalism and Minor Cultures”, invokes the crucial importance of transcultural communication, migration and social interconnectivity for the development of Scottish literatures. It also points out the significance of internal diversity and hybridity on the shaping of Scottish, European and global literary contexts and cultural awareness.

To take part or to find out more, visit the Congress Website.

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