Colloque – “Victorian Periodicals and Politics “

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals will host its annual conference on the theme of “Victorian Periodicals and Politics” at George Washington University, Washington DC, September 15-18, 2005. Leslie Howsam, University of Windsor, will deliver the Michael Wolff Lecture on “Narratives and Editors: History and Historians in Victorian Periodical Research.” Sally Mitchell, Temple University, will deliver the Plenary Lecture on “Freedom to Write: Negotiating Editorial Politics.” Panel topics include art journals and criticism; fin-de-siecle journals; poetry, periodicals, and the imperial; religion and religious periodicals; women and their magazines; periodical authorship and audience; periodicals and political reform; national identities, imperial identities; feminist politics; dance, dining, music.

 

2005 Conference & Annual Meeting

 

Victorian Periodicals and Politics

September 16-18, 2005

The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Conference Center

George Washington University

800 21st Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

http://cafritz.gwu.edu/

(directions & parking info on their web site)

Printable Conference Flier

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Registration

Conference registration information is coming soon! Kindly direct questions about local arrangements to Maria Frawley at MFrawley@gwu.edu.

Recommended Lodging

We have blocks of 40 rooms at two hotels: the George Washington University Inn and One Washington Circle. Both hotels are close to the Cafritz Conference Center, where most sessions will be held, and to the Foggy Bottom Metro station. The GWU Inn is closer to the Kennedy Center, while the Circle Hotel has better walking access to Dupont Circle. To ensure conference rates, bookings should be made by August 15.

George Washington University Inn

http://www.gwuinn.com/

Conference Rate: $139 per night

824 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20037

(800) 426-4455 booking line

(202) 337-6620

(202) 298-7499 fax

One Washington Circle Hotel

http://www.thecirclehotel.com/

Conference Rate: $149 per night

One Washington Circle, NW

Washington, DC 20037

(800) 424-9671 booking line

(202) 872-1680

(202) 785-6642 fax

Rooms arranged by David Thomas

557 Rome Hall

George Washington University

dwthomas@gwu.edu

(202) 994-2328

 

Tentative Conference Program

 

Friday, September 16:
9:00-10:30

I. Domesticity Commercialized and Professionalized

Alexis Easley, “The Politics of Domesticity: Periodicals, Tourism, and the Reconstruction of Carlyle’s House.”

Janet Tanke, “The Politics of Cooking: The Professionalization of the Culinary Art(s) in the Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine and the Pall Mall Gazette.”

Tara Stern Moore, “Punch and the Construction of the Victorian Christmas.”

II. Art Journals and Criticism

Katherine Haskins, “The Politics of Praise: The Art Union, the Probe, and Early Victorian Art Journalism in Britain.”

Patricia de Montfort, “The Politics of the Art Review, 1860-1880: F. G. Stephens and Tom Taylor.”

Thomas J. Tobin, “The Politics of Small Victorian Art Periodicals.”
 

 
10:45-12:15

I. Socialism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Siècle Periodicals

Kabi Hartman. “‘A Sort of Meeting Place’: Women’s Columns and the Making of Socialism in the Clarion and the Labour Leader.”

Morna O’Neill, “‘Good Propaganda’: Walter Crane, the Periodical Press, and the Visual Culture of English Socialism.”

Elizabeth C. Miller, “Steal this Pen: Anarchist Women Writers and the Fin-de-Siècle Radical Press.”

II. Periodical Authorship and Audience

Ellen Jordan, “Using the ‘Burrows Method’ to Identify Authorship in Nineteenth-century Periodicals.”

Katherine Malone, “‘The Byways of Literature’: Margaret Oliphant’s Periodical Reviews and the Politics of Audience.”

Meghan Mercier, “Uneasy in Household Words: Dickens’ Child’s History of England.”

12:30-1:45

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion: New Digitization Projects (Leader: Patrick Leary)

2:00-3:45

I. Periodicals and Political Reform

Michael Michie, “Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine and Political Reform in the 1830s.”

David Morphet, “‘Keeping our Friends in the Right Course’: The Political Mission of the Quarterly Review, 1809-59.”

Sally Ledger, “That ‘Savage Little Robespierre!’: Douglas Jerrold and Popular Radical Journalism in the 1840s and 1850s.”

Janice Carlisle, “Punch and the Working Man.”

II. Fin-de-Siècle Journals

Anne Humpherys, “The Journals that Did: Writing about Sex in the 1890s.”

Lana Dalley, “Feminist Politics and the Radical Press: A Reading of Domesticity and Economics in The Malthusian, 1879-1885.”

Margaret D. Stetz, “‘The Suspense Was Awful’: Gothic Horror and British Imperial Politics in the Wide Wide World Magazine.”

Laurel Brake, “Daily Politics and Monthly Fiction: ‘Journalism Fiction’ in the Review of Reviews.”

4:00-5:30

Plenary Lecture: Sally Mitchell, Temple University: “Freedom to Write: Negotiating Editorial Politics.”

 

Saturday, September 17:
9:00-10:30

I. National Identities, Imperial Identities

Francesca Benatti, “Editor in Action: Charles Gavan Duffy and The Nation, 1842-1848.”

Megan Ferguson, “Anima Celtica: What is The Evergreen in Scottish Nationalism?”

Michael de Nie, “Imperial Identities, the Press, and Victorian Politics.”
 

 

II. New Topics in Periodical Studies: Dance, Dining, & Music

Cheryl Wilson, “Politicizing Dance in Victorian Periodicals.”

Laura Vorachek, “Music and the Politics of Space in Punch.”

Andrea Broomfield, “The Politics of Dining Out: Negotiating the 1890s Restaurant Scene with Nathaniel Newnham-David and the Pall Mall Gazette.”

10:45-12:15

I. Poetry, Periodicals, and Imperial Politics

Kitty Ledbetter, “War Scares and Patriot-Soldiers: Tennyson’s Political Poetry in Victorian Periodicals.”

Sheshalatha Reddy, “‘Queen of the Seas, Enlarge Thyself!’: Poetry and Politics, Empire and Expansion during the Jubilee.”

Chaudrika Kaul, “Victorian Periodicals and the Political Culture of Empire: A Case Study of the Indian Empire.”

II. Feminist Politics

Tracy Rosenberg, “The ‘Wicked Westminster‘ versus the Daily Telegraph: What ‘Marriage’ Meant to Victorian Society.”

Fran Baker, “Shrieking Sisters: Frances Power Cobbe, Eliza Lynn Linton, and Separate Spheres in Victorian Periodicals.”

Molly Youngkin, “‘Independent in Thought and expression, Kindly and Tolerant in Tone’: Henrietta Stannard, Golden Gates, and Gender Issues in Fin-de-Siècle Periodicals.”

12:30-2:00

Lunch and Business Meeting

2:15-3:45

I. Religion and Religious Periodicals

Kathleen Vejvoda, “Catholic Emancipation and The Lady’s Magazine.”

Frank Wallis, “Anti-Catholicism in The Bulwark, or Reformation Journal.”

Jill Rappoport, “Salvation Army Periodicals: ‘Slum Sisters’ and the Colonization of ‘Darkest England.'”

II. Women and their Magazines

Kimberly J. Stern, “The Salonnière of the Westminster Review: George Eliot and the New Woman of Letters.”

Alberta Gabriele, “The Re-definition of the Public Sphere in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Belgravia, 1867-1876.”

Cheryl Cassidy, “Creating a Visual Record: Photographs of Women in Nineteenth-century Missionary Magazines.”

4:00-5:30

Wolff Lecture: Leslie Howsam, University of Windsor: “Narratives and Editors: History and Historians in Victorian Periodical Research.”

 

Sunday, September 19: 9:00-10:30

Teaching Roundtable
(Moderators: Teresa Mangum & Michelle Allen)

Rechelle Christie, “An Undergraduate American Literature and Identity Course Looks East to Great Britain.”

Jennifer Phegley and Lyndsey Magrone, “Politics, Periodicals, and Technology: Digitizing Charles Dickens’s Hard Times and Household Words for Classroom Use.”

Elizabeth Miller, “The Anarchic Archive: Teaching Radical Victorian Print Culture.”

Mark Turner, “Queering the Magazines.”
 

 


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