2011-12 events

Annual VSAO Conference, 28 April 2012
York will host the 45th annual conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario at our Glendon campus, with talks by Sherrin Berezowski, Martin Danahay, Deborah Reed-Danahay, Audre Jaffe, Kathy Psomiades, and Alisha Walters. For more information, please visit: http://www.yorku.ca/vsao

Research Seminar, 27 April 2012
Kathy Psomiades (Duke University)
“Elizabeth Grosz’s Feminist Darwin: Some Thoughts about Feminism and Historicism Today.”
2:00 Friday afternoon
Stong College, Room 201 (Sylvester’s)

4th Annual VSNY Symposium – 21 October 2011
Diverse Directions in Victorian Research
Friday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, Stong College, Master’s Dining Room
Introductions – Lesley Higgins

Morning Session, 10:00 – 11:45 am
Moderator: Melinda Baldwin

  • Amanda Paxton (English): “Alias Sade: Victorian Christian Discourses and Love Noir”
  • Michael Moir (Scott Library): “The Recent Arrival of Old Curiosities at York University Libraries”
  • Allan C. Hutchinson (Osgoode Hall Law School): “Is Eating People Wrong? A Victorian Meal”

Lunch: Stong College 201 (Sylvester’s)

Afternoon Session, 1:15 – 3:00 pm
Moderator: Benjamin Mitchell

  • Elicia Clements (Humanities and English): “Oscar Wilde’s Music: A Critical Response to Walter Pater”
  • John Bell (English): “A Female Satirist and the Victorian Canon: The Exclusion of Frances Trollope”
  • Ann Shteir (Humanities and STS): “Where are the Goddesses? Jane Louden, Science, and Mythologies”