CFP : Association for Scottish Literary Studies, « CREATIVE ARCHIPELAGOS : Explorations of Islands in Scottish Literature and Culture »

29 June–1 July 2018, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, Scotland

This conference will investigate the many portrayals, both historical and contemporary, of the rich, distinctive cultures of the Scottish islands or islands with Scottish connections through poetry and song, fiction and non- fiction, drama, film, art and music.

We invite submissions of abstracts concerning works from all periods which explore any aspect of island experience, from any methodological angle. Papers on contemporary interdisciplinary projects which blend island traditions and artistic experiment to create new works and new ways of living on the islands are also encouraged.
Paper topics could include but are not limited to:
representations of past and present Scottish island life and culture growing up on islands in Scottish literature
creative and aesthetic approaches to representing Scottish islands environments, economies and contemporary change
Scottish islands’ vulnerabilities and resilience
the languages of Scottish islands
archipelagic comparisons: Scottish islands/archipelagos and islands/archipelagos across the world
Please send abstracts (not more than 300 words) for papers of 30 minutes in length to by 1 December 2017. Abstract submission should include a brief biography and institutional affiliation.