2002 Victorians Institute Conference
The Military in Victorian England
Friday, October 4
Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel
4:00 Bus Departs Mark Clark Hall for Hunley Tour
4:30-5:30 Tour of H. L. Hunley
Mark Clark Hall Terrace
7:00-8:00 Plenary Session
Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall
Introduction: Frances Frame (The Citadel)
Kathleen McCormack (Florida International University) "George Eliots
Saturday, October 5
7:30-8:30 Breakfast Meeting, Victorians Institute Officers
8:00-8:45 Continental Breakfast
Session I: 8:45-10:25
Panel A: Military Policy and Administration
Chair: Terry Bowers (College of Charleston)
Sally Mitchell (Temple University). "A Question of Blood: Three Military
Ian Beckett (Quantico). "Reconcentration: The Origins and Consequences of a
Jeffrey Meriwether (Roger Williams University). "War Secretaries and Their
Angus Ross (U. S. Navy War College). "Responding to the Jeune Ecole: The
Royal Navys Lack of Foresight in Addressing the Nature of the Mercantile Warfare Problem in the 1880s and 1890s"
Panel B: Health and Welfare of Servicemen
Chair: Katherine Grenier (The Citadel)
Marie Fitzwilliam (College of Charleston). "Shift from Dress to Service
Uniforms: The Influence of Colonial Warfare on the British Army"
Deborah Logan (Western Kentucky University). "Harriett Martineaus Writings
on Health, Hygiene and Morality in the Military"
David Satran (University of Delaware). "Queen Victorias Chocolate Soldiers:
Victorias Chocolate Gift to Soldiers of the Boer War (1899-1902)"
William Thesing (University of South Carolina). "Captain Matthew
Webbs Heroism and Folly: From Merchant Marine Service, across the English Channel, to Niagara Falls"
Session II: 10:45-12:15
Panel A: Representations of the Military in Fiction Written by and for Children
Chair: Tim Carens (College of Charleston)
David Bradshaw (Warren Wilson College). "One with Ninevah and Tyre:
Challenge to Imperial Military Control in Rudyard Kiplings Puck Stories"
Dorothea Flothow (University of Tubingen). "Representations of War in British
Joetta Harty (George Washington University). "Real Battles on Imaginary Fronts:
The Depiction of the Military in Victorian Juvenalia"
Panel B: Representations of War and Warriors in Victorian Poetry
Chair: Hayden Ward (West Virginia University)
Heather Akers (University of Georgia). "Henry Newbolts The Non-Combatant:
The Problematic Role of the War Poet"
Frances Frame (The Citadel). "Arnolds Heroes: The Military Leader as Situated
Scott Dranfield (Southern Virginia University). "Manly Fortitude vs. Modern
Maladies: Chivalrous War and Crimean War Fever in Tennysons Maud"
Luncheon and Business Meeting
12:15-1:45 Regimental Commanders Riverview Room
Session III: 1:45-3:15
Panel A: Classical Interpretations/ Metaphors/ Influences
Chair: David Latane (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Patrick Scott (University of South Carolina). "The Victorian Translation of
Heroisms: Tennyson, Homer, and Anglo-Saxon Battle Poetry"
Stephanie Markovits (Yale University). "Two Mid-Victorian Versions of War:
Epipolie and Thermopylae Transposed"
Edward Adams (Washington and Lee). "Kinglakes Invasion of the Crimea"
Panel B: Visual Representations of Soldiers
Robert Patten (Rice University). "Textualizing War"
Allen Bauman (University of Tulsa). "War Stories from Blackwoods and The
Strand: Englands Soldiers, Recruitment, and the Victoria Cross"
Joseph Kestner (University of Tulsa). "The Colonized in the Colonies:
Representation of Celts in Victorian Battle Painting"
Panel C: Womens Perspectives
Beverly Taylor (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). "English Women and
Italian War: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Theodosia Garrow Trollope"
Karen Odden (Riverside, CT). " Carpet Knights: Military Chivalry and
Domestic Charity in C. M. Yonges The Clever Woman of the Family"
Monica Smith (University of Georgia). "Changing Cultural Memory and the
Crimean War: Elizabeth Thompsons Battle Paintings"
Plenary Session: 3:30-4:30
Introduction: Suzanne Ozment (University of South Carolina Aiken)
Featured Speaker: John Reed (Wayne State University)
"The Thinly Read Line: Victorian Literary Representations of the Military"