Come to hear
Eminent Victorianist Clichés (Matthew Arnold and the Failure of Poetry; Self-Help; Orthodoxy and the Business of Victorian Character; Hardy and Procreation)
The Keynote panel featuring Nicholas Dames, Yopie Prins, and James A. Secord
Theorizing Cliché and Orthodoxy (The ‘Sanitary Idea’ in the 1850s; Heresy; Photographic Clichés.)
Victorian Cultural Clichés (Sir John Franklin & Cannibalism; Florence Nightingale Iconography; Wealth, Life, & Ruskin)
Social and Ethical Orthodoxies (Social Problems; The Sketch Writer and the Parish Visitor; Victorian Moralism)
Clichés in Language and Literature (The Egoist; Housman; Victorian Philology)
Orthodoxy (Carlyle on the Quran; Margaret Gatty’s Parables from Nature; Victorian Prosody & Theories of Mind)
And to participate in Saturday's famous NVSA Lunch Meeting
NVSA, the Northeast Victorian Studies Association, grew out of an interdisciplinary Five-College Victorian Studies Seminar, a group of scholars from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and the Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts. The organization was formalized in 1975, its primary task being the sponsorship of a yearly conference in the Northeast US. The format of the annual conferences has remained a three-day conference, Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Friday night always includes a reception and Saturday night a banquet and entertainment. The Saturday business lunch has over the years become a highlight with a lively debate over choosing the next year's conference topic.
The family of Sonya Rudikoff established a NVSA prize in 1999 for the best first book of the year in memory of Sonya, a long-time member of the organization.
NVSA's History and a list of the officers.
SONYA RUDIKOFF NVSA BOOK AWARD
To join the Northeast Victorian Studies Association, send $15 (students: $10) to
Rhode Island College
Providence, RI 02908