Visualizing the Victorians: Objects, Arts, and Artifacts

28 April 2018

 This year’s conference will take place at the Textile Museum, at 55 Centre Avenue in Toronto. Please click here for directions.

Your conference registration fee includes entry into the museum.

9:30 – 10:20am           Registration and Tea                                                Lounge

10:30am – 12:15pm    Morning Panel                                                 Museum Auditorium

Jo Devereux (Western University)
The People as They Were”: Daguerreotypes, Stereoscopes, and Engravings of Sculpture at the Great Exhibition, 1851 

Cathy Jewison (University of Oxford)
Light, Shadow, and the Other World:The Dissolving View and its Effect on the Victorian Ghost Story and Spiritualism

Jennifer Green-Lewis (George Washington University)
Alice at the Microscope: On microphotography and perceptual instability

Ryan Roark (LTL Architects, New York City)
“Below the Surface of These Unliving Husks”: On the representation of boundaries, structure, and organization in nineteenth-century cellular biology and architecture 

12:30 – 1:45pm     Lunch                                                                           Lounge

1:50 – 2:50pm       Keynote Address I                                                 Museum Auditorium

Deborah Lutz (University of Louisville)
A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Woman, by Emily and Charlotte Brontë

3:00 – 4:00pm       Keynote Address II                                                Museum Auditorium

Alison Syme (University of Toronto)
 Burne-Jones, Melting, and Modernity

4:00 – 5:00pm       Reception                                                                    Lounge


^ ^ ^ image, Pedlar Doll (England, c. 1849) © Victoria and Albert Museum, London