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“The Victorian World [as] a Space of Invention”:

Returns to and Revisions of the Nineteenth-Century Past

Glendon College, York University

2275 Bayview Avenue

Saturday 27 April 2024

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

9:30-10:20 am                               Registration and Tea                                            (York Hall 317)

10:30-12:15                                        Morning Session                                            (Glendon Hall 102)

Marjorie Stone (Dalhousie University)

Aurora Leigh, ‘The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon,’ and Sex Trafficking Debates in the Nineteenth and Twenty-first Centuries”

Rachel Friars (Queen’s University)

“‘No longer any I, only All’: Lesbian Gender Disruption in the Neo-Victorian Novel”

Charles Reeve (OCAD University)

“‘My strength, my comfort, my intense delight’: Elizabeth Murray’s Sixteen Years of an Artist’s Life in Morocco, Spain, and the Canary Islands

Alisha R. Walters (Penn State University)

Histories of Feeling and Empiricism: Inventing Victorian Racial Science

12:30-1:45 pm                                                           Lunch                                      (York Hall 317)

1:50-2:50 pm                                             Keynote Address I                                       (Glendon Hall 102)

Dennis Denisoff (Department of English, University of Tulsa)

“Natural Kinship: Inventing Intimacies in Fin-de-siècle Eco-Writing”

3:00-4:00 pm                                           Keynote Address II                                     (Glendon Hall 102)

                Natalie Neill (Department of English, York University)

                “Gothic (Re)Turns: Jane EyreWuthering Heights, and Gothic Mash-Up”

4:00-5:00 pm                                             Sherry Hour                                                     (York Hall 317)

^image c. 1886-1905, William Holman Hunt, “The Lady of Shalott,” Manchester Art Gallery