2001 Conference & Annual Meeting

Rethinking Victorian Periodicals in the 21st Century

14-15 September 2001
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

6:00 p.m. Board meeting Room 4109

8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast Room 9109

9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Session I: Theorizing Periodicals Room 9106
Moderator: D.J. Trela (University of Michigan-Flint)
Mark Turner (Kings College London) "Serial Memory/Media Time"
Kate Campbell (University of East Anglia) "Letting W.T. Stead Meet Jurgen Habermas, Jean Baudrillard et al.: Reflections on the Victorian Press, Politics, and Culture"
Robert Lapp (Mount Allison University) "Revision, Reform, and Nostalgia: Rethinking The Englishman's Magazine in the 21st Century"
Jennifer Phegley (University of Missouri-Kansas City) "Rethinking the 19th Century Press in the Literature Classroom: Periodical Studies as a Solution for the `Decline of English as a Discipline'"

10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Coffee

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Room 9105
Session II-A. The Press and the Law
Moderator: Chris Dahl (SUNY Geneseo)
Mark Hampton (Wesleyan College) "Defining a Public: The Cultural Meaning of the Repeal of the `Taxes on Knowledge,' 1850s-1914"
Claire Horrocks (Edge Hill College) "The Personification of Father Thames: reconsidering the role of the Victorian Periodical Press in the `verbal and visual campaign' for public health reform"
David Wayne Thomas (U. of Michigan): "The Tichborne Claimant and the Victorian Public Interest"

11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Room 9104
Session II-B. Women and the Press
Moderator: Barbara Onslow (University of Reading)
Rachel Buurma (University of Pennsylvania) "Rosamond 'Reads' The Keepsake: the pleasure of knowing one's place in gift annuals, the periodical press, and George Eliot's Middlemarch"
Kate Kelman (Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh) `Self Culture': the educative reading pursuits of the ladies of Edinburgh, 1865-1885"
Kathryn Ledbetter (Southwest Texas State U.) "Fraser's `Calumniated Women' and Scandal as Commodity"
Cheryl Cassidy (Eastern Michigan University) "Dying in the Light: The Rhetoric of 19th century Female Evangelical Obituaries"

12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch (Dining commons on 8th floor)
Tours of J. Pierpont Morgan Library (Madison and 36th Street)*

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Room 9204
Session III-A. The Press and Masculinity
Moderator: Jonathan Rose (Drew University)
Brent Shannon (University of Kentucky) "Reconstructing the Male Shopper: Masculinity and Late-Victorian Tailoring and Department Store Trade Journals"
Michael Taylor (Birkbeck College) "Masculinities in Boys' Periodicals in the 1860s"
Dan Kline (Ohio State University) "Dickens's Young Man and An Elegant Jeremiah: George Augustus Sala, Matthew Arnold, and the Question of Style"

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Room 9104
Session III-B. Taste , the Public, and Reception
Moderator: Barbara Quinn Schmidt (Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville)
Mark Knight (U. of Surrey, Roehampton) "Integrating the Religious and the Secular: The Success of Good Words"
Jamie Johnson (City U. of New York) "The Changing Representation of the Museum Visitor in Punch 1841-1896"
Thomas J. Tobin (William Morris Society) "The Periodical as Cultural Bellwether at 1900 and 2000 in England and Japan"

3:30 to 4:00 p.m. Coffee

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Session IV: The Michael Wolff Lecture The Elebash Recital Hall
Introduction: Anne Humpherys (CUNY)
Joanne Shattuck, University of Leicester

6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Fales Library, New York University
Wine and cheese reception
Presentation of Fales Victorian holdings by Marvin Taylor

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast. Room 9105

9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Room 9105
Session V-A The Press and Politics
Moderator: Joel Wiener (CUNY)
David Roberts (Dartmouth) "Benthamites, Benthamism, and the Early Victorian Press"
Elizabeth Teare (University of Dayton) "Representing Diplomacy in the 19th century"
Stella Nuralova (Yerevan Brusov State Linguistic University) "The Cornhill Magazine in Russian critical thought and fiction"
Clare Pettit (Newnham College, Cambridge) "Intellectual Property for the Working Class? The Invention of the Penny Press in the 1830s"

9 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Room 9106
Session V-B The Victorian Press Abroad
Moderator: Robert Colby (CUNY)
Laurel Brake (Birkbeck College) "`Journalism': `New Journalism' and `Yellow Journalism': 19th Century Discourses about Journalism in the UK and the US"
Rachel Bright (Temple University) "Rhetorical Binds: The Victorian Popular Press and Its Influence on the British Anti-=Footbinding Movement in Turn-Of-the-Century China"
Andrew King (London) "The ILN, the Crimean War and the Regendering of `News'"
Graham Law and Norimasa Morita (Waseda University, Tokyo) "Japan and the Internationalization of the Serial Fiction Market"

10:45-11:15 a.m. Coffee Room

11:15-1 p.m. Room 9106
Session VI-A Harriet Martineau as Journalist: A Panel Discussion
Chair: Linda Hughes (Texas Christian University)
Maria Frawley (University of Delaware); Alexis Easley (University of Alaska, Southeast), Deborah Logan (Western Kentucky University), Linda Peterson (Yale), Solveig Robinson (Mary Washington University). Respondent: Deidre David (Temple)

11:15-1 p.m. Room 9106
Session VI-B The Press, Empire and War
Moderator: Richard Fulton (Whatcom Community College)
Deborah Boyer (Arizona State University) "Picturing the Other: Images of Burmans in Imperial Burma"
Michele Martin (Carleton University) "Conflictual Imaginaries: Victorian Illustrated Periodicals and the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71)"
Elizabeth Tilley (National University of Ireland, Galway) "Building Readers in 19th Century Ireland"
Anne Windholtz (Augustana College) "Courting the Colony that Got Away: British Magazines and the Anglo-American-Irish Love Triangle at the Fin-de-Siecle"

1 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Business lunch Room 9107

3 p.m- 4:45 p.m. Room 9105
Session VII-A Senses and the Sensuous
Moderator: William Scheurele (University of South Florida)
Mary Elizabeth Leighton (University of Alberta) "Model Behavior: Figuring the Artist's Model in the Late Victorian Periodical Press"
Carol Martin (Boise State University) "Visual and Verbal in George Eliot's Serials, 1867 and Beyond"
Andrew Maunder (University of Hertfordshire) "`The insolence of the picture-book': Henry James, the Cornhill Magazine and the illustration of Washington Square 1880"
Natalie Kapetanios (New York University) "Starving Readers: The Victorian Periodical Press and the Commodification of Hunger"

3 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Room 9106
Session VII-B Women Journalists
Moderator: Sally Mitchell (Temple University)
Andrea Broomfield (Johnson County Community College) "Unimagined Allegiances and Commonalities: Interpreting Eliza Lynn Linton's and Sarah Grand's Essays through the Lens of Journalism"
Susan Hamilton(U.of Alberta)"The Practice of Everyday Feminism: F.P. Cobbe and the London Echo 1868-1875."
Ellen Jordon (University of Newcastle) "Sister as Journalist: The Almost Anonymous Career of Anne Mozley"
Janice Schroeder (U.of Alberta) "Let the Games Begin: The Feminist Press in the Mainstream, 1858-1870"

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