2010-11 events

Annual VSAO Conference, 30 April 2011
York will host the 44th annual conference of the Victorian Studies
Association of Ontario at our Glendon campus, with talks by James
Eli Adams, Aviva Briefel, Gregory Brophy, Peter Capuano, and Lorraine
Janzen Kooistra. For more information, please visit: http://www.yorku.ca/vsao

Research Seminar, 29 April 2011
James Eli Adams (Department of English, Columbia University)
“The Age of Bounderby: Reflections on the Self-Made Man”
2:00 Friday afternoon
Stong College, Room 201 (Sylvester’s)

Research Matters, 3 February 2011
Sponsored by the Associate Dean of Research, York
Thursday, 12 noon – 2:00 pm
Bethune College, Room 320

Moderator: Tina Choi

  • Bernard Lightman: “The Creed of Science and the Victorian World”
  • Katharine Wrobel: “The ‘Limits of Benevolence’: Feelings and the Education of the Literary Hero”
  • Michael Michie: “Colonial Networks and the Victorian Empire: The Transcolonial Careers of Henry Samuel Chapman”
  • Lesley J. Higgins: “Editorial ‘Forepangs’ and Foibles: The Lessons of Hopkins’s Collected Works”

3rd Annual Symposium – Friday 22 October 2010
New Directions in Victorian Research
Friday, 10:00 am – 2:45 pm
Bethune College 203A (Norman’s)
Introductions – David Latham

Morning session, 10.15 am – 11.45 am
Moderator: Katey Anderson

  • Alison Halsall: “The Polysemic Pliancy of Elizabeth Siddal in H. D.’s White Rose and the Red”
  • Benjamin Mitchell: “Somewhere Between Light and Shadow: Alfred Russel Wallace, Spirit Photography and the Trial of Henry Slade”
  • Scott McLaren: “The Unmapped Country Within Us: New Acquisitions in Victorian Print Culture”

Lunch: in Sylvester’s, Stong College 201
Afternoon session, 1:10 – 2:45 pm
Moderator: Victor Shea

  • Constance Crompton: “Building Gentility: Eugen Sandow and Middle-Class Masculine Muscles”
  • Michael Michie: “‘A Strange Dice-box of a World’: the transcolonial careers of Henry Samuel Chapman”
  • Melinda Baldwin: “‘I wish I were wise enough to understand more of it’: Nature’s audience, 1869-1880.”

This event was generously sponsored by the Office of the Associate Dean of Research, LA&PS.