The SSCSL committee are thrilled to share the call for papers for this year’s symposium, being held online on the 27th–29th of April, 2022. The deadline for abstract submissions is Wednesday the 14th of February. The theme for this year’s symposium is Landmarks and Faultlines.
Full details can be found in the downloadable call for papers document.
If you have already registered for the full symposium, there is no need to register for this event separately. If you wish to attend the book launch only, please register on Eventbrite.
Attendees will receive a 30% discount on copies of Scottish Colonial Literature.
Scottish Colonial Literature brings together previously dispersed sources to argue for a tradition of Scottish colonial writing before the Union of Parliaments. It focuses on three undertakings at Nova Scotia (1620s), East New Jersey (1680s) and the Isthmus of Panama, then known as Darien (1690s). Analysing works written in the larger context of the Scottish Atlantic, it examines how the Atlantic influenced seventeenth-century Scottish literature and vice versa. The relationship between art and ideology is key to the author’s discussion as Sandrock argues early modern writing employed utopianism as a tool for empire-building and as a means of claiming power over the Atlantic.
Kirsten Sandrock is Lecturer in English Philology at the University of Goettingen in Germany. She is the author of Gender and Region: Maritime Fiction in English by Canadian Women, 1976-2005 (Wissner, 2009). She has published on Atlantic literature, early modern literature, Canadian studies, Scottish literature and culture and postcolonial literatures.
The number of excellent submissions we received means that we’ve added an extra day to our first symposium! It will now run on the 17th, 18th and 19th of February. Browse our full programme below and register via Eventbrite!
If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know by Friday the 22nd of January using our contact form.
Day 1 Schedule
Day 2 Schedule
Day 3 Schedule
We are very excited to annouce our call for papers! Please click the image above or link below for full information. Feel free to contact us with any queries you might have!