New Intimacies: Changing Interactions in the Victorian World


Saturday, 29 April 2017                             at Glendon College, Toronto


Registration and Tea


Morning Panel:


Elissa Gurman (University of Toronto)
Dreamy Desire and Consent of the “whole mind”: Love and Intimacy in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss


Lyndsay Day (Western University)
‘[A]n altogether remarkable cross-firing of telegrams’: Communication Technologies in Late Nineteenth-Century Detective Fiction


Lin Young (Queen’s University)
Spectral Objecthood: Rethinking 19th-Century Materiality through Spirit Matter and Séance Objects


noon -1:30pm


 Keynote I:
Jason Camlot (Concordia University)
Affordances of Victorian Literary Forms and Media Formats: Towards a Sociology of Literary Historical Audiotexts


Keynote II:
Seth Koven (Rutgers University)
From Angry Father to Loving Friend: The Changing Face of God in Modern Britain, 1840s to 1930s


Sherry Hour


image: Samuel Alex Walker, Photograph of The Sisters Watson
as The Mashers in Bluebeard, c. 1883with permission, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London