1998 Meeting of The Victorians Institute

"Unruly Bodies: Victorian Liberals, Liberal Governance, and the Liberal Imagination"

October 2-3, 1998
West Virginia University

Sponsored by:

WVU Department of English
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Academic Affairs and Research
Friday, October 2, 1998

"An Evening of Songs from the Victorian Era" featuring Robert Thieme and Friends

Three Songs on Poems by Shelley Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

 Indian Love Song
    Love's Philosophy
    To the queen of my heart

			Judith Cavendish, soprano
Cycle of Songs from Tennyson's Maud Arthur Somervell (1863-1937)

I hate the dreadful hollow
	A voice by the cedar tree
	She came to the village church
	O let the solid ground
	Birds in the high Hall-garden
	Maud has a garden
	Go not, happy day
	I have led her home
	Come into the garden, Maud
	The fault was mine
	Dead, long dead
	O that 'twere possible
	My life has crept so long	

				Robert Roxby, tenor


In Memoriam (1909) Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)

	A Song Cycle for a solo Voice
	The words selected from the poem by Lord Tennyson

				Catharine Thieme, mezzo-soprano

Three Browning Songs, Op. 44 (1900) Amy Marchy Cheney Beach (1867-1944)

	The Year's at the Spring
	Ah, Love But a Day!
	I Send My Heart up to Thee!

					Judith Cavendish, soprano

Robert Thieme, at the piano

Saturday, October 3, 1998

Session 1A

  1. "Unnatural Economics: Industrial Patriarchy and Women's Collaborative Writing in Late Victorian Britain,"Jill Ehnenn, George Washington University.
  2. "Evelyn de Morgan: Woman to Woman,"Temma Berg, Gettysburg College.
  3. "Emily Hickey and Late Nineteenth-Century Politics," Richard Tobias, University of Pittsburgh.

Session 1B

  1. "The Illiberal Liberal: Gladstone as Literary Critic," Peter C. Erb, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  2. "How Liberal Was Gladstone's Theology?" John Powell, Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
  3. "Gladstone and Victorian Science: A Liberal's Response to Darwin's Theory of Evolution," Susan Farnsworth, Trinity College (Washington, DC).

Session 2A

  1. "On Representative Government: Mercenary Mothers, Opportunistic Politicians, and the Rise of the Intellectual Class," Michelle Mouton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  2. "The Art of American Abolition in Howitt's Journal," Todd Richardson, University of South Carolina.
  3. "Spectral Signatures: The Coming of the Signature to The Fortnightly Review," Elaine Hadley, University of Chicago.

Session 2B

  1. "In a Bass Voice: Defiance and Unruliness in the Early Novels of Elizabeth Gaskel," Jennifer Mooney, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  2. "The Unruly Working-Class Body in Harriet Martineau's 'The Rioters'," John M. Ulrich, Mansfield University.
  3. "Harriet Martineau's Paradox of Liberalism," Deborah Logan, Western Kentucky University.
Session 3A

  1. "'The Physiognomy of Street-door Knockers': Dickens, Liberalism, and the Matter of the Mind," Jennifer Ruth, Brown University.
  2. "'The Art of Slashing': Corporal Punishment as a Liberal Issue," Amanda French, University of Virginia.
  3. "Republican Theory, Victorian Liberalism, and Eliot's Romola," Daniel S. Malachuk, Daniel Webster College.

Session 3B

  1. "Thomas Henry Lister and the 'levelling maze of fashionable society'," Maria K. Bachman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  2. "The End of the Tyranny of Style: Juste Milieu Aesthetic Theory in Victorian Britain," Christine Bolus-Reichert, Indiana University, Bloomington.
  3. "The Motivations of Tennyson's Reader: Literary Lessons in The Princess," Daniel D. Denecke, Johns Hopkins University.

Session 4

  1. "Greek Love and Liberalism: Sexual Self-Fashioning and the Discourse of Modern Progress in the Work of John Addington Symonds," David G. Bass, Georgetown University.
  2. "Walter Pater and the Rescue of Romanticism,"Kenneth Daley, Ohio University.
  3. "Anatomizing Edinburgh: R. L. Stevenson and 'The Body Snatchers'," Patrick Scott, (Thomas Cooper Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia).


Patrick Brantlinger, Indiana University: "The Irish Famine and the Limits of Victorian Liberalism."