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CFP: Stevenson and Polynesian Culture

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LOXIAS 48: “Stevenson and Polynesian culture”

Robert Louis Stevenson spent the last six and a half years of his life in the Pacific (1888–1894). He was a keen participant observer of the islands – from his first Pacific landfall in the Marquesas to his last residency in Samoa, where he lies buried. Against the prevailing fatal impact argument of the time, he encouraged and celebrated the resilience of Polynesian culture. Such works as In the South Seas, South Sea Tales, A Footnote to History, the Times articles, his Pacific legends, fables and poems, testify to Stevenson’s commitment to Pacific culture. In their turn, Pacific writers have written or commented upon Scottish Stevenson’s place in their own culture.

For this Loxias issue on “Stevenson and Polynesian Culture”, all unpublished essays on Stevenson in the following areas are welcome: Pacific travel literature, Pacific fiction, comparative literature, colonial/post-colonial literature, Pacific anthropology/proto-ethnography, Pacific history, visual arts, cross-cultural exchanges, languages, etc.

Abstracts should be no longer than half a page. Authors of selected articles will have to follow the author guidelines on .

The accepted languages are English and French, but on final publication abstracts will be required in both languages.

Please send abstracts and a short CV electronically to both and with the authors’ complete contact information (name, university affiliation, address and email).

The renewed deadline for abstract submission is 30th June 2015.
The deadline for paper submission will now be 30th October 2015.


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