1998 Meeting of The Victorians Institute
"Unruly Bodies: Victorian Liberals, Liberal Governance,
and the Liberal Imagination"
October 2-3, 1998
West Virginia University
WVU Department of English
Friday, October 2, 1998
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Academic Affairs and Research
"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
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
- "Unnatural Economics: Industrial Patriarchy and Women's Collaborative
Writing in Late Victorian Britain,"Jill Ehnenn, George Washington University.
- "Evelyn de Morgan: Woman to Woman,"Temma Berg, Gettysburg College.
- "Emily Hickey and Late Nineteenth-Century Politics," Richard Tobias, University of Pittsburgh.
- "The Illiberal Liberal: Gladstone as Literary Critic," Peter C. Erb, Wilfrid Laurier University.
- "How Liberal Was Gladstone's Theology?" John Powell, Pennsylvania State University, Erie.
- "Gladstone and Victorian Science: A Liberal's Response to Darwin's Theory
of Evolution," Susan Farnsworth, Trinity College (Washington, DC).
- "On Representative Government: Mercenary Mothers, Opportunistic
Politicians, and the Rise of the Intellectual Class," Michelle Mouton, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
- "The Art of American Abolition in Howitt's Journal," Todd Richardson, University of South Carolina.
- "Spectral Signatures: The Coming of the Signature to The Fortnightly Review," Elaine Hadley, University of Chicago.
- "In a Bass Voice: Defiance and Unruliness in the Early Novels of
Elizabeth Gaskel," Jennifer Mooney, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
- "The Unruly Working-Class Body in Harriet Martineau's 'The Rioters'," John M. Ulrich, Mansfield University.
- "Harriet Martineau's Paradox of Liberalism," Deborah Logan, Western Kentucky University.
- "'The Physiognomy of Street-door Knockers': Dickens, Liberalism, and the
Matter of the Mind," Jennifer Ruth, Brown University.
- "'The Art of Slashing': Corporal Punishment as a Liberal Issue," Amanda French, University of Virginia.
- "Republican Theory, Victorian Liberalism, and Eliot's Romola," Daniel S. Malachuk, Daniel Webster College.
- "Thomas Henry Lister and the 'levelling maze of fashionable society'," Maria K. Bachman, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
- "The End of the Tyranny of Style: Juste Milieu Aesthetic Theory in
Victorian Britain," Christine Bolus-Reichert, Indiana University, Bloomington.
- "The Motivations of Tennyson's Reader: Literary Lessons in The Princess," Daniel D. Denecke, Johns Hopkins University.
- "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.
- "Walter Pater and the Rescue of Romanticism,"Kenneth Daley, Ohio University.
- "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."