Posted by Alan Hakim on June 18, 2023 at 10:48:51 user awhakim.
In Reply to: Tramping, was Camping and Tramping, Swallows and Amazons etc: I posted by John Wilson on June 15, 2023 at 15:48:27:
I haven't been paying attention to Tarboard for some months, so I have only just discovered this thread.
"Camping and Tramping" has a close connection with TARS. Victor Watson, an academic specialist in children's fiction, especially series fiction, spoke under that title at the TARS Literary Weekend in 2001. He was so good that we invited him back again in 2009. This time his subject was "AR and his imitators". Hazel Sheeky spoke at the Lit four years later in 2013, just after her thesis had gained her PhD, flying in from California to speak on "The politics of sailing in S&A".
Victor was based on Cambridge University, but also Trustee and Chairman of Seven Stories, the centre for children's books in Newcastle. Hazel did her research collaboratively with Newcastle University.
I detect a connection.
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