The Northeast Victorian Studies
Association 26th Annual Meeting
Sponsored by The Graduate Center—CUNY and Stern College for Women
Yeshiva University, New York City, April 14 –16, 2000
Anne Humpherys (CUNY) Site Committee Chair
Rob Jacklosky (College of Mount Saint Vincent) Program Committee Chair
Friday, April 14, 2000
1 p.m.- 4 p.m.: Registration at Graduate Center—CUNY
Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York City. Unless
otherwise noted, all sessions will take place in the Recital Hall.
1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.:
Tours of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 29 E. 36th Street.
There will be two tour groups at each time. Because of limited space, this event
3:30 p.m.: Official Welcome
3:45- 5:15 p.m.: Panel 1
|“Throwing Stones at the Crystal Palace”Chair, Terri Hasseler, Bryant College|
Wine and Cheese Reception at New York University’s Bobst Library,
and a guided tour of the Fales Collection by Marvin Taylor.
Dinner on Your Own
8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.:
Registration and Continental Breakfast at CUNY Recital Hall
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: PANEL 2
and Entering”Chair, Jonathan Loesberg, American U
11: 45 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m.
Business Luncheon, Rhoda L. Flaxman (President NVSA) presiding. Held
in the Dining Commons, CUNY.
1:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.: Concurrent Panels 3A and 3B
|3A: 9thfloor, Graduate Center—CUNY.“Breaking Down Class and Race”Chair, Cannon Schmitt, Grinnell College||3B: 9th floor, Graduate Center—CUNY.“Anxieties “Chair: Tricia Lootens, U of Georgia|
|Michele Champagne, U of Michigan: “The Gypsy and the Nation: Breaking Down the Rural and the Domestic in Wuthering Heights.”Lauren M.E. Goodlad, U of Washington: “Dueling Pastors: The Break-Up of the New Poor Law and the Breakdown of Character, 1889-1909.”Jennifer Holt, Oxford University: “‘Breaking Down the Will’: Education,
|Laura E. Franey,
Millsaps College: “Mutilated Bodies, Fractured Meaning: Transformations in Victorian Imperial Discourse.”Natalka Freeland, U of Alberta: “Broken Down Matter: Rubbish in the Victorian Period.”Rowena Fowler, U of Bristol: “Blougram’s Wager, Guido’s Odds: Browning, Chance and Statistics”
4 p.m. – 5: 30 p.m.:
|“Interdisciplinarity at its Breaking Points”
Moderated by Adrienne Munich, SUNY-Stonybrook.
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails in Dining Commons.
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.:
NVSA Banquet in Dining Commons.
8:30-9:30 p.m.: Victorian Dance Troupe: “Terry and Jim Historical
Dancing, 1840-1925” perform period dances.
8:30- 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast sponsored by Stern College for Women,Yeshiva
Location: Schottenstein Hall, Stern College for Women, 29th and Lexington Avenue.
|Forum on Teaching Victorian Studies: Generic Breakdowns.
Chair, Paula Krebs, Wheaton College
SUNDAY Concurrent Panels 4A and 4B
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Schottenstein Hall
|4A: “Madness”:Chair, Will Lee, Yeshiva U||
Chair, Frederick S. Roden, U of Connecticut
Desmond Dewsnap, USC: “Broken Homes and Publishing Scoundrels: A Late Victorian Myth.”
Felicity Callard, Johns Hopkins: “Groundless Fear: Accounts of Agoraphobia in Late Victorian Medical Psychology”
Kathy Psomiades, Notre Dame: “Give Him a Kiss with Vengeance: Savagery, Madness and the Breakdown of Marriage in The Eustace Diamonds.”
Carolyn Dever, Vanderbilt: “The French Connection: Agents Provocateurs and The Victorian Guilty Conscience.”
John E. Luebering, U of Chicago. “The Effect of Powder: Dissolving Irish Identity after
Rutgers. “London Mysteries and International Conspiracies: James, Conan Doyle and the Aesthetics of Cosmopolitanism.”
12:30 p.m. Jonathan Rose Sums Up Conference Proceedings