FRIDAY, APRIL 15
1-3:15 pm Registration
Batelle-Tompkins, the Atrium
Kay Mussell, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
3:30-5:00 The Politics of Victorian Collaboration, the Atrium
Moderator: Carole Silver, Yeshiva University
- Amy E. Martin, Mount Holyoke College, "Marx and Fenianism: Collaboration and Internationalism in Mid-Victorian Radical
- Carolyn Betensky, University of Rhode Island, "Wishful Collaborations: Les Mystères de Paris, Victorian
Social-Problem Novels, and Their Imaginary Working Class Readers”
- Christine Bolus-Reichert, University of
Toronto-Scarborough, "Two Royal Societies and the Search for a
5:30-6:30 Cocktail Reception, the Atrium
Dinner on your own
SATURDAY, April 16
8:30-9:30 Registration and Continental
9:30-11:30 Keynote Panel
Moderator: James Eli Adams, Cornell University
- Tim Alborn, CUNY
- Amanda Anderson, The Johns Hopkins University
- Barbara Gates, University of Delaware
11:45-1:30 Business Lunch
1:45-3:15 Session A
When Two Become One: Conjugal Collaborations
Moderator: Jason Rudy, University of Maryland
- Lesley K.D. Newhook, Dalhousie University, " 'How, Dearest, Wilt thou have me for Most Use?': Influence and Collaboration
in Robert Browning's 'Saul' and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets
from the Portuguese"
- Sarah Heidt, Kenyon College,
"Composing the Carlyles: Late-Victorian Life-Writings'
- Michelle Sipe, University of Florida, "Victorian Collaborations: John and Jane Loudon's Home and Garden Enterprise and the Gardenesque Revolution"
1:45-3:15 Session B
Moderator: Fred Roden, University of Connecticut
- Jill Ehnenn, Appalachian State University,
" 'As long as that even flow continues': Difference and
Disidentification in the Collaborative Work of 'Michael Field' "
- Kirsty Bunting, University of Birmingham, "Vernon Lee and Kit Anstruther-Thomson's Collaborative Crisis: The Writing of Beauty
and Ugliness (1897)"
- Charles La Porte, Vanderbilt University, "The Wise, Witty, and Collaborative Marketing of George Eliot's Genius"
3:30-5:00 Session A
The Paradox of "Self-Collaboration"
Moderator: Sarah Gates, St. Lawrence University
- Amanda Claybaugh, Columbia University, "Dickens's Ghostwriter, Theodore Weld"
- Rachel Buurma, University of Pennsylvania, " 'By One of the Firm': Corporate Authority and Literary Collaboration in
- Carol-Ann Farkas, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, "A Solitary Narrative: Collaboration and
Individualism in the Rhetoric of Late Victorian Medical Women"
3:30-5:00 Session B
Together at Home: Collaborating in the Domestic Sphere
Moderator: Eileen Gilooly, Columbia University
- Linda Peterson, Yale University, "The
Sisters in Art: Theorizing and Practicing Artistic
- Don Ulin, University of Pittsburgh; "Writing Home: Domesticity and Ideology in the Botham Sisters' Trans-Atlantic
- U.C. Knoepflmacher, Princeton University, "Partners Beyond the Nursery: Mothers and Their Creative Daughters"
5:30-6:30 Cash Bar
6:30-9:30 Banquet and Entertainment
SUNDAY MORNING, April 29
8:30-9:30 Continental Breakfast
9-10:30 Forum on Teaching Victorian Studies
Moderator: Don Ulin, University of Pittsburgh
Byrd, Lafayette College
DeGraaff, St. Lawrence University
Lee, Yeshiva University
- Eric Lorentzen, University of Mary Washington
10:45-12:15 Stages of Collaboration
Moderator: Cara Murray, Graduate Center, CUNY
- Martin Willis, University of Glamorgan, "Conan Doyle, Houdini, and the Scientists"
- Sean O'Toole, CUNY Graduate Center, "The Egoist Becomes a Play: Collaborative Authorship and the Late-Victorian
Alan Fischler, Le
Moyne College, " 'If we meet, it must be as master and master': The
Dialectics of Social Class in the Gilbert and Sullivan Collaboration"
SUNDAY, 12:30 Conference Wrap-Up
- Jonah Siegel, Rutgers University
- Aviva Briefel, Bowdoin
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