Conference

New Intimacies: Changing Interactions in the Victorian World

 

Saturday, 29 April 2017                             at Glendon College, Toronto

 

9:45-10:30am
Registration and Tea

 

10:30am-noon
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
Lunch

 

1:45-2:45pm
 Keynote I:
Jason Camlot (Concordia University)
Affordances of Victorian Literary Forms and Media Formats: Towards a Sociology of Literary Historical Audiotexts

 

3:00-4:00pm
Keynote II:
Seth Koven (Rutgers University)
From Angry Father to Loving Friend: The Changing Face of God in Modern Britain, 1840s to 1930s

 

4:00-5:00pm
Sherry Hour

 

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