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9th Annual Symposium

21 October 2016

Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm    

Stong Master’s Dining Room


Tea, Coffee, and Welcome, 10 am – 10.15 am

Host: Lesley Higgins

Morning session, 10.15 am – 11.45 am

 Moderator: Julianna Will

Deborah Neill (History)
“Human Rights or Free Trade?: A British Merchant’s Reluctant Activism in the French Congo at the End of the Nineteenth Century”

Kathryn Roberts (Humanities)
“The Letter, the Spirit, and the Obscurity of Jude: Reading Ethically, a Hermeneutical Approach to Thomas Hardy’s Final Novel”

Scott McLaren (Scott Library)
“Hostile Against Everything British: American Books in Upper Canadian Schools, 1844‒1860”


Afternoon session, 1.15 – 2.45 pm

Moderator: Khyati Nagar

Sonja Pushchak (Humanities)
“The Nature of the Charges: Science Anxiety, Publication Bias, and the Trials of Oscar Wilde”

Victor Shea (Humanities)
“‘Words of Power on the Other Side of the Ocean’: Remapping Carlyle and Mill ‘On the Negro Question’”

Anna St. Onge (Scott Library)
“‘What She Was: by Herself’: Archival Disappointments, Hints, and Spirits in the Papers of Victoria Welby”

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