2007 Victorians Institute Conference

Victorian Secrets

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

November 9-10, 2007

Friday, November 9

Session I 12:45-2:00pm (concurrent panels)

Panel One: Dickens's Secrets I
Panel Chair: David Bradshaw, Warren Wilson College

Panel Two: Hidden Women
Panel Chair: Audrey Fessler, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Panel Three: Tracing the Echoes of Romanticism
Panel Chair: Anita Rose, Converse College

Session II 2:15-3:30pm (concurrent panels)

Panel Four: Sensational Secrets I
Panel Chair: Robin Barrow, University of Tennessee

Panel Five: The Oxford Movement
Panel Chair: Heather Shippen Cianciola

Panel Six: Secrecy and the Bront's
Panel Chair: Elizabeth Winston, University of Tampa

Session III 3:45-5:00pm (concurrent panels)

Panel Seven: Late-Century Fiction I
Katherine Pionke, Harper College

Panel Eight: The Revelations of Vanity Fair
Panel Chair: David Latane, Virginia Commonwealth University

Panel Nine: Political Maneuvers
Panel Chair: Patrick Scott, University of South Carolina

Saturday, November 10

Session IV 9:00-10:15am (concurrent panels)

Panel Ten: Dickens' Secrets II
Panel Chair: Susan Reynolds, University of Alabama

Panel Eleven: Victorian Marital Secrets
Panel Chair: Heather Humann, University of Alabama

Panel Twelve: Rhyme's Revelations
Panel Chair: Denise Tischler Millstein, University of Alabama

Session V 10:30-11:45am (concurrent panels)

Panel Thirteen: Secrets Surrounding George Eliot
Panel Chair: Charles Williamson, Western Kentucky University

Panel Fourteen: Sexuality Exposed
Panel Chair: Melanie Ann Hanson, Sam Houston State University

Panel Fifteen: Magic, Murder, and Madness
Panel Chair: Deborah Logan, Western Kentucky University

Lunch and VI Business Meeting 12:00-1:45pm

Session VI 2:00-3:15pm (concurrent panels)

Panel Sixteen: Sensational Secrets II
Panel Chair: Marilyn Kurata, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Panel Seventeen: The Hidden Springs of Empire
Panel Chair: Michael Claxton, Harding University

Panel Eighteen: (De)Constructing Gender
Panel Chair: Rebecca King, Middle Tennessee State University

Session VII 3:30-4:45pm (concurrent panels)

Panel Nineteen: Late-Century Fiction II
Panel Chair: Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Panel Twenty: Theories of Secrecy
Panel Chair: Albert Pionke, University of Alabama

Panel Twenty-One: Unearthing Dead Ground
Panel Chair: Eleanor Fraser Stansbie, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Keynote Address 5:00-6:30pm

John Kucich, Rutgers University
"Shadow-Discourse, Masochism, and the Hidden Politics of Pain: Psychoanalysis as Historicist Practice."