2008-09 events

Annual VSAO Conference, 25 April 2009
York will host the 42nd annual conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario at our Glendon campus, with talks by Rob Breton, Ann Colley, Frederick D. King, Stephanie McAllister, and Keith Wilson. For more information, please visit: http://www.yorku.ca/vsao

Research Seminar, 24 April 2009
Keith Wilson (Department of English, University of Ottawa)
“Imagining Thomas Hardy’s London: An Unplanned Convergence”
2:00 Friday afternoon
Stong College, Room 201 (Sylvester’s)

Library Seminar, 4 March 2009
Scott Library, Room 531
3:00-4:30 Wednesday afternoon

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.

Inaugural VSNY Annual Symposium, 17 October 2008
Victorian Research Possibilities
Friday, 10:00 am-2:45 pm
Bethune College, 203A (Norman’s)

Introductions: David Latham
Morning session, 10:10-11:45
Moderator: Tina Choi

  • Victor Shea and William Whitla: “Constructing the Victorian Canon”
  • Lisa Sloniowski: “‘Licensed Haunts of Loafers’: Nineteenth-Century Resources at York Libraries”
  • James Elwick: “‘An inconvenient test’: Women in 19th-century Competitive Written Examination Networks, Objectivity, and Educational Reform”

Lunch: in Sylvester’s, Stong College 201

Afternoon session, 1:10-2:45
Moderator: Bernard Lightman

  • Natalie Neill: “‘Mirth and Marvels’: Nineteenth-Century Gothic Parody”
  • Kenneth Carpenter: “A Veritable Psychology: Walter Pater’s Art Criticism”
  • Lesley Higgins: “Editing Hopkins; or, On the Trail of the Cardinal’s Girlfriend”

The Symposium was generously sponsored by the Faculty of Arts;  the Office of the Vice-President, Academic; and the Department of English.