Victorian Studies: Imagining the Possibilities
15th Annual Research Symposium

Friday 27 October 2023

305 Founders College

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

Host:  Natalie Neill

Morning Session,  10:15-11:45 am

Moderator:  Joti Bilkhu

Asa Brunet-Jailly (English, York)
Fathers and Feelings: Sentiment, Family, and Jewish Futures in the Anglo-Jewish Novel

Michael Moir (University Archivist, York)
“But what have you done for us lately?”: A Decade of Developing Victorian Collections
at York University Libraries

Alison Matthews David (Fashion, Toronto Metropolitan University)
The Scarlet Thread: Crime, Fashion, and Forensic Identification in the Nineteenth Century

Afternoon Session, 1:15-2:45 pm

Moderator:  Deborah Neill

Michael Roberts (History, York)
Tyros and Practical Men: The Evolution of John Bourne, CE

Lesley Higgins (English, York)
“Quenched in leaves”: The Poplar Experiments of Hopkins and Monet

Richard Hornsey (Engineering, York)
“While Coopers Hill was wanted, Coopers Hill did its duty”: The Brief Existence of the Royal Indian Engineering College

Graduate students and faculty from all departments are invited to attend this virtual event. To be placed on the VSNY mailing list and for further details about this event, please email Tina Choi, Department of English <>.

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