Program

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Conference at a glance:

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Thursday, November 3

8:00 – 4:30: Registration

11:30-1:00: Session # 1

Panels
The Movement of Empire: Dance on the Transnational Stage
Aesthetic Discourses at Play
Theorizing the Theater Archive for Victorian Studies
The Cinematic Imagination of Victorian Literature
Victorian Afterlives in Contemporary Literature
The Play of Language: Fiction and History
Sacred Play and Secular Pleasures
The Childhood of Victorian Authors
Seminar
The Dark Side of Play

1:30-3:00: Session # 2

Panels
The Art of Translation in Victorian Verse, Drama, and Music
Reviving Fashion and Fashioning Death
Mystic Play and Occult Sympathies at the Fin de Siecle
The Stakes of Sports: Imperial Games and Political Athletics
Reading the Digital Archive
Metaphors of Narrative in Victorian Fiction
Mediating Oscar Wilde: Genre, Style, Celebrity
Taking it to the Streets: Urban Art and Performance
Seminar
Storytelling in Victorian Art and Visual Culture

2:00 – 5:00: Book Fair

3:00 – 3:30: Refreshment Break

3:30 – 5:00: Plenary I-  Carolyn Williams

5:30 -7:30: Reception at the Parthenon

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Friday, November 4

7:30 –8:30: Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 4:30: Registration

8:00 – 5:00: Book Fair

8:30-10:00: Session # 3

Panels
Redrawing Authority in Victorian Illustration
Bodies and Souls after Death
Pleasure and the Victorian Novel
Fictions of Identity in the Victorian Novel
Performing Victorian Poetry: Circulation, Community, and Empire
Adapting Dickens
Interrogating Gender and Sexuality in Imperial India
Private Property, Public Commodity: Gender and the Victorian Marketplace
Seminar
Victorian Spectatorship

10:00–10:30: Refreshment Break

10:30–12:00: Session #4

Panels
Abolitionist Productions: Victorian Revisions of Race and Slavery
Acts of Resistance: Women and Victorian Drama
Musicians and Audiences in the Victorian Novel
Gluttony and Abstinence: Eating with the Victorians
Victorian Recontextualizations: Dickens, Eliot, Shakespeare
Stage Lessons: Dramatizing the Character of Language
Victorians in Drag: Dressing Across Culture, Class, and Gender
Performing Secularity
Seminar
Performing Victorian Poetry

12:00–1:30: Lunch (on your own)

1:30–3:00: Session #5

Panels
Dramatic Snapshots: Victorian Photography
Transatlantic Performances of Race and Britishness
Just Her Cup of Tea: Victorian Performance of Taste
Animating Dickens Characters
Religion and Ritual
Children and Empire: War Games and World Adventures
Audiences at a Remove
Exhibition and Spectacle
Seminar
Drama, Lost and Found

3:00–3:30: Refreshment Break

3:30–5:00: Plenary II- Catherine Robson

5:30 –7:00: Reception

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Saturday, November 5

7:30 –8:30: Continental Breakfast

7:30 – 5:00: Registration

8:00 – 5:00: Book Fair

8:30-10:00: Session # 6

Panels
Narrative Postures: Agency and Self-Abnegation in Victorian Fiction
Acting Out: Children on the Victorian Stage
Exhibiting Science
Victorian Postmodernism
Ventriloquizing the Working Class
Operatic Notes: The Opera Star in Victorian Culture
Representing Travel and Traveling Representations
Enacting Englishness
Seminar
Sociology, the Novel, and Everyday Life

10:00–10:30: Refreshment Break

10:30–12:00: Session #7

Panels
Lanterns and Lectures: Technologies of Entertainment
Pedagogical Play in Lullabies, Alphabets, and Classrooms
Telling Tableaux: Theaters of Victorian Painting
From Galton to Global Warming
Transnational Spectacle and Imperial Display
“Chords in Tune”: Victorian Poetry and Music
Illness, Madness, Contagion
Uncanny Biography: Afterlives and Double Selves
Seminar
State Performance and International Play

12:00–1:30: Lunch (on your own)

1:30–3:00: Session #8

Panels
Dramatic Alternatives
Staging Literature: Where Highbrow Meets Lowbrow
Objects at Play
Performing Victorian Serials
Character Trials: Murderers, Witnesses, and Imposters
Animals on Parade
Spectacles of Victorian Masculinity, Imperial and Imperiled
Victorian Labor on Page, Canvas, and Stage
Seminar
Transatlanticism Today

3:00–3:30: Refreshment Break

3:30-5:00: Session #9

Panels
Constructing the Victorian Subject
Display as Performance in the Visual Arts
Genre’s Performance of Gender

5:15-7:00: Plenary III- Tom Gunning

7:00- 9:00: Banquet

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Sunday, November 6

** Daylight Saving Time Ends**

7:30 –8:30: Continental Breakfast

8:30-10:00: Session # 10

Panels
Wilde Influences
Victorian Children and Natural History
Writing across Nations and Empires
Religion, Archaic and Modern
Games of Chance: Probability and the Realist Novel
Voicing the Victorian Poets
Women Writers and the Via Negativa

9:00 – 12:00: Book Fair

10:15–12:00: Session #11

Panels
The Music Hall
Animated Anatomy and Victorian Physiology
Victorian Levity: Wit, Whimsy, Wordplay
Victorian Literature as World Literature: Print Culture and the Performance of Global Englishness
Marketing Victorian Theater
Censorship and Pornography
Playing with Forms: Beauty, Prosody, the Essay

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