Stevenson’s Literary Travels

Date(s) - 17/11/2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teviot Dining Room


‘For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.’(R L Stevenson)

Stevenson’s Literary Travels: Travel in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Fiction and Poems

Post-RLS Day Event: 17th November 2014
3-4pm, Teviot Dining Room,

University of Edinburgh

Where did Stevenson’s fictional characters travel, and why? What place does travel have in novels such as Master of Ballantrae and The Wrecker, or in his poetry? And why was travel such an important plot device for Stevenson? Come and find out in this talk by Edinburgh University students and staff!

Introduction: Dr Lena Wånggren (The New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of R L Stevenson)
Travelling in Stevenson’s Poetry: Professor Penny Fielding (University of Edinburgh)
‘Voyages of the Damned’: Nautical Travel in ‘The Pavilion on the Links’ and The Master of Ballantrae: Brian Wall, PhD Candidate (University of Edinburgh)
‘Travels with a Dead Man’: Bodies on the Move in Stevenson’s Short Fiction: Sarah Sharp, PhD Candidate (University of Edinburgh)

Co-organised by Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century with Edinburgh University Literature Society.