Treasuring Robinson Crusoe: 300 Years of Adventure Symposium
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To help celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of the book Robinson Crusoe in 1719, the University of Regina Dr. John Archer Library, in partnership with Luther College, hosted a day-long symposium titled Treasuring Robinson Crusoe: 300 Years of Adventure Symposium. It took place on November 15, 2019 at Luther College, Regina, SK. Seven faculty members presented on various themes in the novel. This proceeding contains abstracts of all seven presentations: A “School of Defoe”?: Robinson Crusoe, Textual Integrity, and the Defoe Attribution Debate (Noel Chevalier, Dept. of English, Luther College), Castaway Religion: Robinson Crusoe Meets Hayy Ibn Yaqzan (Volker Greifenhagen, Dept. of Religious Studies, Luther College), Adaptation of Robinson Crusoe in Graphic Novels (Sylvain Rheault, La Cité, universitaire francophone), “This Death of a Life”: The Cannibal Conscience in Robinson Crusoe (Garry Sherbert, Dept. of English, Univ. of Regina), Reading Typology in Robinson Crusoe (Troni Grande, Dept. of English, Univ. of Regina), The Power-less Economics of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (Rick Kleer, Dept. of Economics Univ. of Regina), Robinson Crusoe’s “The Horror of the Spectacle”: Cannibalism and Emotional Response in Robinson Crusoe (Jan Purnis, Dept. of English, Luther College).