2002 Conference & Annual Meeting

"Victoriana: Social, Cultural, and Scientific Developments at Home and Abroad"
16-7 August 2002
At The Michigan League Conference Center
The University of Michigan
911 North University
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
(734) 764-0446


Special Periodicals Exhibition: The Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, The University of Michigan, 7th Floor, throughout the conference.

Thursday, 15 August 2002

7:00 p.m.: Board Meeting, Zanzibar Restaurant, 216 State Street, (734) 994-7777.

Friday, 16 August 2002

8:00am: Registration - 2nd floor concourse

8:00am - 8:30am: Continental Breakfast

8:30am - 8:45am: Welcome - Russ Larson, Head, English Department, Eastern Michigan University: Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor

9:00am - 10:45 am: Session 1: Art - Vandenberg Room, 2nd floor, The Michigan League
Chair: Nancy M. West, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • ‘For the English Public’: Art, Philanthropy and the Periodical Press 1880-1900 (Meghan Clarke, University of Sussex)
  • Communicating Change: A Study of Architectural Reporting in the Illustrated London News (Carol A. Flores, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University)
  • The Periodical as Cultural Bellwether in Fin-de-Siecle England and Japan (Thomas J. Tobin, The William Morris Society)

10:45am - 11:00am - Coffee and Tea Break, Concourse

11:00am - 12:15pm: Session 2: Women - Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor
Chair: Sally Mitchell, Temple University
  • Unimagined Allegiances and Commonalties: Interpreting Eliza Lynn Linton’s and Sarah Grand’s Essays through the Lens of Journalism (Andrea Broomfield, Johnson County Community College)
  • The Perils of Periodical Publication: Literary Darwinism and the Woman Reader in the Sensational Sixties (Laurie Garrison, Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • Beautiful For Ever! Madame Rachel, Madame Sara, and the Sorceress of the Strand (Elizabeth Miller, University of Wisconsin)

12:30pm - 1:15pm: lunch on your own

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Session 4: Periodicals and Pedagogy: A Roundtable Discussion - Vandenberg Room, 2nd Floor
  • The Serial Reading Process (Andrea Kaston Tange, Eastern Michigan University)
  • Using Victorian Periodicals in a Modern Drama Course (Julianne Smith, Pepperdine University)
  • Using Dickens’s Hard Times in its Periodical Context (Jennifer Phegley, University of Missouri-Kansas City)
  • Teaching the Victorian Public Sphere Using Periodicals (Dallas Liddle, Augsburg College)
  • Victorian Periodicals and their Readers (Susan D. Bernstein, University of Wisconsin- Madison)

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Michael Wolff Lecture - Vandenberg Room: Joanne Shattock, University of Leicester

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Wine Reception - The Concourse, 2nd Floor

Saturday, 17 August 2002

8:00am - 8:30am: Continental Breakfast

8:45am - 10:15am: Session 5: Harriet Martineau in the Periodical Press: From the 1820s to the Civil War
Chair: Anka Ryall, University of Tromso
  • The Author as Post-Romantic: Periodical Journalism and the Origins of Martineau’s Career (Linda Peterson, Yale University)
  • Harriet Martineau, Health, and Journalism (Maria Frawley, University of Delaware)
  • Harriet Martineau’s Periodical Writing on Slavery (Deborah Logan, Western Kentucky University)

10:15am - 10:30am: coffee/tea break - Concourse

10:30am - 11:45am: Session 6a: The Working Class - Kalamazoo Room
Chair: Dale Trela, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Lloyd’s Most Popular Serialized Novels: A Study in Oppression (Juliette Berning Schaefer, Ohio Dominican College)
  • Reading Servants: Mass Literacy and the Servant Problem in Punch Magazine (Jean Fernandez, University of Iowa)
  • Reynolds’s Weekly Newspaper: Mid-Nineteenth Century Radicalism and the Queen (Anne Humpherys, City University of New York)
10:30am - 11:45am: Session 6b: Science - Michigan Room, 2nd floor
Chair: Richard Fulton, Whatcom Community College
  • A Savage Debate: Victorian Anthropology in the Periodical Press (Roger A. Pauley, University of Central Arkansas)
  • Vivisection: Crucial or Cruel? Literature and the Creation of Anxiety (Lynne Crockett, New York University)

12:00 noon - 1:45pm: Business Luncheon - Vandenberg Room: deli lunch
Winner of the VanArsdel Prize: Troy Gregory, University of Western Ontario (award to be presented at the luncheon)

2:00pm - 3:15pm: Session 7a: Gender and Periodicals - Vandenberg Room
Chair: Christopher Kent, University of Saskatchewan
  • ‘The Way We Dress Now’: Image, Reason and Economics in the Fashion Debates of the Fin-de-Siecle (Barbara Onslow, University of Reading)
  • Mr. Jorrocks’s Lost Sporting Magazine (Troy Gregory, University of Western Ontario)

2:00pm - 3:15pm: Session 7b: The Victorian Literary/Aesthetic Landscape
Chair: Christopher C. Dahl, SUNY Geneseo
  • Fraser’s ‘Calumniated Women’ and Scandal as Commodity (Kathryn Ledbetter, Southwest Texas State University)
  • Across the Cultural Divide: newspaper Texts in the Sherlock Holmes Stories (Edward H. Cohen, Rollins College)
  • From Bos to Boz: How Sondheim’s Sweeney is More Dickens than Prest (Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Louisiana State University)

3:15pm - 3:30pm: Coffee and Tea Break - Concourse

3:30pm - 4:45pm: Session 8: Roundtable on Empire - Michigan Room
  • Richard Fulton, Whatcom Community College
  • Alex Nalbach, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Teresa Mangum, University of Iowa
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