2022-23 fall symposium


New Paths in Victorian Studies 
14th Annual Research Symposium

Friday 21 October 2022
McLaughlin College Junior Common Room (014 McLaughlin)

Tea, Coffee, and Welcome, 10:00-10:15am

Host:   Katharine Anderson

Morning Session,  10:15-11:45 am

Moderator:  Rachelle Stinson

Joti Bilkhu (English, York)
“Violent Adventure Fiction: Producing Sympathy for Asian Bodies in Bessie Marchant’s Fiction”

Sarah Bull (English, Toronto Metropolitan University)
“Revising Radicalism: Contraception Literature in Holywell Street”

Allan Hutchinson (Osgoode Hall Law School, York)
“Like Confessing a Murder: Darwin and His No-Show at the Oxford Conference”

Afternoon Session, 1:15-2:45 pm

Moderator:  Victor Shea

Dorothy De Val (Music, York)
“Away with Petticoat Pianists!: Women Composers of the Early Victorian Era”

Virginia Grimaldi (History, York)
“The Chosen Ones: From First Come, First Serve to ‘Proper Objects of Charity’: Transformations in the Infant Admission Process at the London Foundling Hospital”

Bernard Lightman (Humanities, York)
“Thomas Henry Huxley and Oriental Evolutionism”