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Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Book launch of two previously unpublished R.L.Stevenson juvenilia

11th September 2013, 19:30 to 19:45, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's

Everyone is welcome to the launch of a new small volume containing previously unpublished writings by Robert Louis Stevenson produced between the ages of six and twelve. Two travel accounts, both imaginary and real , anticipating his later love of foreign adventure are now in print in this volume. The writings are: 'The American Travellers' (1857) which is imaginary, and 'Travels in Perthshire' (1859) a real journey Robert took with his family from Edinburgh. The small volume also includes two Biblical retellings by young Robert: 'History of Moses' and 'The Book of Joseph' which are available elsewhere. It is normally priced at £10 but will be available at £8 for the launch.

The book launch will be followed by a lecture open to the public by the book's editor Professor Christine Alexander on the broader subject of the history of the study in the field of literary juvenilia to which she has devoted her academic life. Details can be found here.

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