FRIDAY OCTOBER 19
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
Rereading Tennyson's (Varying) Dedication to Victoria"
James W. Hood (Guilford College), Tennyson, "Enoch Arden," and
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)
In and Around Gaskell's Wives and Daughters"
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
Adrienne Munich (SUNY-Stony Brook), "The African Queen"
Mary Poovey (New York University), "Finding Out About Victorian
Dinner (on your own)
SATURDAY OCTOBER 20
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
"Queen Victoria's Scottish Fantasy: Performing the Monarchy in Leaves
from a Highland Journal"
VI. In and Out of Place: Dangerous Circulation and the
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:
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
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
Mary Loeffelholz (Northeastern University), "Victorian Regina
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),
of Reading: Juvenile Religious Magazines and the Making of Victorian
Joetta Harty (George Washington University), "Princess 'Vittoria,'
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
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),
Reynolds, Radical, and the Problem of the Queen"
Muireann O'Cinneide (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford), "'It Has Cost
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
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:
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
as Racial Allegory"
Zarena Aslami (University of Chicago), "Formal Discontent: The
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,
the Majestic Female Body"
Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Nipissing University, Canada), "No
We're Victorian: Invoking the Pre-Raphaelite Sexual Signifier in Popular
3:45-4:00 Coffee Break
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.
LODGING -- ACT NOW
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,
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.