2009-10 events

Annual VSAO Conference, 24 April 2010
York will host the 43rd annual conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario at our Glendon campus, with talks by Jo Devereux, Kate Flint, Ann-Barbara Graff, Lesley Higgins, and Bernard Lightman.  For more information, please visit: http://www.yorku.ca/vsao

Research Seminar, 23 April 2010
Kate Flint (Department of English, Rutgers University)
“Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination”
2:00 Friday afternoon
Room 201 (Sylvester’s), Stong College

Reinventing the Victorians, 4 March 2010
Novelist Maureen Jennings
7:00 Thursday Evening
244 Accolade East, York University

How has the Victorian period inspired recent creative work? Join us for a book discussion with a popular author. This year Maureen Jennings will discuss her Murdoch-mystery novel, Vices of My Blood.

Library Seminar, 3 February 2010
Scott Library, Room 531
Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm.

Learn about the numerous 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.

2nd Annual Symposium, 23 October 2009
New Directions in Victorian Research
Friday 10:00 am-2:45 pm
Bethune College, 203A (Norman’s)

Introductions: Lesley Higgins
Morning session, 10:10-11:45
Moderator: William Whitla

  • Katey Anderson: “Other Travellers, Other Tales; Or, the Voyage of the Beagle Minus Darwin”
  • Jennifer Judge: “‘Who, it may be asked, takes Mr. Dickens seriously?’: Dickens and the Problem of Satire”
  • Tina Choi: “Victorian Insurance and Unrealized Futures”

Lunch: in Sylvester’s, Stong College 201

Afternoon session, 1:10:2:45
Moderator: James Elwick

  • Kat Wrobel: “‘Wrongs long endured’: The Social Problem Novel and the Uses and Abuses of Sympathy”
  • John Morden: “Slides of the Peerless Prodigies of Physical Phenomena”
  • David Latham: “Metaphor and the Province of Art: Finding Ourselves in the Present Text”