2012-13 events

Annual VSAO Conference, 27 April 2013
Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression
York will host the 46th annual conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario at our Glendon campus, with talks by Ann Colley, Dennis Denisoff, Simon Reader, Marlis Schweitzer, and Carolyn Williams. For more information, please visit: http://www.yorku.ca/vsao

Research Seminar, 26 April 2013
Carolyn Williams (Rutgers University)
“Gilbert and Sullivan: The Momentum of Parody.”
2:00 Friday afternoon
Stong College, Room 201 (Sylvester’s)

Library Seminar, 4 February 2013
Scott Library, Room 531
Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm.
Learn about the latest databases, search engines, online archives, and other resources available to you through York’s libraries. The seminar is led by one of our specialist librarians, Lisa Sloniowski.

5th Annual VSNY Symposium, 19 October 2012
Making Connections in Victorian Research
Friday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, 101 Stong College (Master’s Dining Room)
Morning Session, 10:00 – 11:45 am

  • Susan Tarnow: “Out of Focus: The Politics of Victorian Science in Dressing for Health.”
  • James Clifford and Colin Coates: “Text Mining for the Nineteenth-Century Commodity Trade.”
  • Tanya Pikula: “Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Earnest Men, Virtuous Ladies, and Porn.”

Lunch: 201 Stong College (Sylvester’s)

Afternoon Session, 1:15 – 3:00 pm

  • Tina Choi: “Geographical Play in the Victorian Board Game.”
  • Alanna McKnight: “Defining Needle-workers in Toronto, 1834-1861.”
  • Bernard Lightman: “Herbert Spencer and Beatrice Webb: The Apprentice Rebels.”