Victorians Institute Conference 2001

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


  I.  Victoria and Film
  David Cody (Hartwick College), Victorian Ancestry of Film Noir

  Melissa Schaub (Spring Hill College), "The Spectacle of Englishness:
  Shirley Temple Meets Victoria in The Little Princess"

  Carol Dole (Ursinus College), "Queen Victoria in Hollywood"

  II.  The Laureate and His Queen
  Robert L. Patten and Thad Logan (Rice University), "'Loyal to the
  Royal': Tennyson Refigures Victoria"

  Patrick Scott (University of South Carolina), "'Mother Wife and Queen':
  Rereading Tennyson's (Varying) Dedication to Victoria"

  James W. Hood (Guilford College), Tennyson, "Enoch Arden," and Queen

  III.  Rethinking the Victorian
  Christina Crosby (Wesleyan University), Ethics, Market Economy, the
  Victorians and the Modern University

  Andrew H. Miller (Indiana University), "On Watching Others Think"

  James Buzard (MIT), "Villette and the Invisible Export"

  IV.  Victorian Female Authority and Authorship
  Ivan Kreilkamp (Indiana University), "Pet-Naming Elizabeth Barrett
  Browning: The Female Poet and the Work of Authorship"

  Jennifer Ruth (Portland State University), "Embodied Intelligence:
  Charlotte Bronte's The Professor and the Problem of Intellectual Labor"

  Caroline Reitz (University of Cincinnati), "Writing (Back to) England:
  In and Around Gaskell's Wives and Daughters"

  3:45-4:00  Coffee Break

  Keynote Speakers

  Adrienne Munich (SUNY-Stony Brook), "The African Queen"

  Mary Poovey (New York University), "Finding Out About Victorian Finance"

  6:00-7:00  Reception

  Dinner (on your own)

  8:30  Films

  8:00-8:30  Continental breakfast

  V.  Victoria and Motherhood
  Thomas Strychacz (Mills College), "Royal Mothers and Revolutionaries:
  Henry James's The Princess Casamassima"

  Susan M. Griffin (University of Louisville), "Mariolatry, Imperial
  Motherhood, and Manhood"

  Carla Coleman Prichard (University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill),
  "Queen Victoria's Scottish Fantasy: Performing the Monarchy in Leaves
  from a Highland Journal"

  VI.  In and Out of Place: Dangerous Circulation and the Making of
  Victorian Identities
  Carolyn Lesjak (Swarthmore College), "Coming of Age in a World Economy:
  Capitalism, Commodity Fetishism, and Work in Great Expectations"

  John Plotz (Johns Hopkins University), "Portable Properties: Commodity
  Mobility in The Eustace Diamonds"

  Judith Stoddart (Michigan State University), "Counterfeit Value:
  Circulating Sentiment in Collins"

  Respondent:  Andrew H. Miller (Indiana University)

  VII.  Victorian Women and Power
  Elsie B. Michie (Louisiana State University), "A Singular Life Made
  Multiple: Lady Frances Waldegrave and Trollope"

  Jen Hill (University of Nevada, Reno), "Private Pain and Public Policy:
  Lady Jane Franklin, Queen Victoria, and the Performance of Widowhood"

  Ellen Sprechman (Florida International University), "The Emerging
  Feminist of the Late 19th Century: Shedding the Victorian Image"

  10:15-10:30  Coffee Break

  VIII.  Victorian Spectacle
  Bobbi Owen (University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill), Queen Victoria
  and Fashion

  Mary Loeffelholz (Northeastern University), "Victorian Regina Americana,

  Susan J. Navarette (Hartwick College), Jewelled Language in Victorian

  IX.  Shaping the Victorians
  Gail Turley Houston (University of New Mexico), "Banking on Victoria"

  Mary Ellis Gibson (University of North Carolina Greensboro), "The Perils
  of Reading: Juvenile Religious Magazines and the Making of Victorian
  Imperialist Subjectivity"

  Joetta Harty (George Washington University), "Princess 'Vittoria,' a
  Schoolyard Rebellion, and the Catholic Relief Act of 1829 in Bronte

  X.  Victorians and the Visual
  Beth Newman (Southern Methodist University), "The Uses of Obscurity:
  Jane Eyre's Disposition against Display"

  Carol Mavor (University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill), Victorian
  Backgrounds of J.M. Barrie's Photographs

  Sophia Andres (University of Texas of the Permian Basin), "Narrative and
  Pictorial Challenges to Victorian Gender Constructs"

  XI.  Contemporary Assessments of Victoria
  Deborah Logan (Western Kentucky University), "Harriet Martineau's
  Assessments of Queen Victoria"

  Anne Humpherys (Graduate Center, City University of New York), "G.W.M.
  Reynolds, Radical, and the Problem of the Queen"

  Muireann O'Cinneide (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford), "'It Has Cost Me Much
  Trouble to Invent a Whole Queen': Aristocratic Women Writers and the
  Representation of the Monarchy"

  12:15-2:00  Luncheon, and business meeting of the Victorians Institute,
  Carolina Inn

  XII.  The Display of Empire
  Hyungji Park (Yonsei University, Korea), "Dandyism and the Fabric of

  Allan R. Life (University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill), "Discreet
  Despotism: Early Picture Postcards of the British Raj"

  Marie A. Fitzwilliam (College of Charleston), "The Greedy 40s: Early
  Victorian Gardens as Showcases of Imperial Conquest"

  XIII.  The Twilight of Empire
  Robert Fletcher (West Chester University), "'Soul-Drift': Mathilde Blind
  and the Passage to Egypt"

  Shannon R. Wooden (U of Pennsylvania--Shippensburg), "The Time Machine
  as Racial Allegory"

  Zarena Aslami (University of Chicago), "Formal Discontent: The State of
  George Gissing"

  XIV.  Victorian After-Life
  Laurie Langbauer (University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill), "The
  Victorians Taught Me How To Write"

  Rebecca Stern (Ball State University), "Victorian Fat: Power, Food, and
  the Majestic Female Body"

  Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Nipissing University, Canada), "No Sex Please,
  We're Victorian: Invoking the Pre-Raphaelite Sexual Signifier in Popular

  3:45-4:00  Coffee Break

  Keynote Speakers
  Dianne Sachko Macleod (University of California, Davis), "Matronage and
  Matriarchy: Queen Victoria and the Lingua Materna of Art Collecting"

  Margaret Homans (Yale University), "My Victorian Afterlife"

  The local airport is Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).  A taxi
  from the airport to the campus, the Carolina Inn, or the University Inn,
  will cost approximately $35 and should take about a half hour.  Shuttle
  service from the airport is $18 per person.  To make shuttle
  reservations, call 1-800-934-8779.


  The Carolina Inn
  A limited number of rooms (25) have been set aside at the Carolina Inn,
  a recently renovated historic hotel operated by Hilton, located just
  across the street from the campus, and one block off Chapel Hill's main
  street, Franklin St.  This would be the ideal location for individuals
  without cars.  The room rate is $159 (plus local and state taxes) for a
  single or double.  To reserve, you must contact the hotel directly, and
  you should do so quickly to insure that you secure a room and this rate.
  Call 1-800-962-8519, and be sure to identify yourself as a member of
  the Victorians Institute group.  You must reserve no later than 14
  September. (In the unlikely event that any rooms remain after this date,
  they will cost $30 to $50 more.)  RESERVE NOW!

  The Siena Hotel
  A limited number of rooms (20) have been set aside at the Siena Hotel,
  1505 E. Franklin Street, an elegant hotel about 10 minutes from the
  campus.  The rate of $159, plus taxes, includes a full buffet breakfast
  in the hotel restaurant.  To secure a room at the group rate, you must
  reserve no later than Thursday, 20 September.  Call 1-800-223-7379 and
  be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Victorians Institute

  Best Western University Inn
  A limited number of rooms have been set aside at the University Inn on
  NC highway 54 East, a 5-minute drive or 20-minute walk from conference
  sites.  Rates are $76 for a single (1 queen-sized bed) or $82 for a
  double (2 double beds), plus taxes; these rates include continental
  breakfast.  To secure a room, call 919-932-3000, no later than 19
  September, and identify yourself as a member of the Victorians Institute

  Other area hotels convenient for those with transportation:
  Days Inn, 1312 N Fordham Blvd (highway 15-501 bypass), phone

  Hampton Inn, 1740 highway 15-501, phone 919-968-3000.

  Hampton Inn & Suites, 6137 Farrington Rd (off highway 15-501, near
  junction with I-40, exit 273), phone 1-800-426-7866/919-403-8700.

  Holiday Inn, highway 15-501 bypass, phone 919-929-2171.

  Sheraton, 1 Europa Drive at 15-501, phone 919-968-4900.