The conference theme this year is “Victorian Classes & Classifications.” The keynote speakers will be Gillian Beer (King Edward VII Professor of English Literature Emeritus, Cambridge), and Tim Barringer (Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, Yale). Other notable events include six seminar panels led by distinguished scholars on topics related to the conference theme, one of which will be co-hosted by the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and six network lunches, each organized around issues related to the professionalization of graduate students.
The annual Gala Reception will take place at Museum London and is co-sponsored by Cambridge University Press. Come join the celebration of the 100th title in CUP’s Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture series, and enjoy the city's best view of the Forks of the Thames River.
There will also be a roundtable discussion featuring the winner of this year’s NAVSA Book Prize. The conference will conclude with a banquet on Saturday, November 15, at which the Donald Gray Prize for the best scholarly article in Victorian Studies published in an academic journal will be presented. The banquet will be held in the Great Hall at Western University.
A draft copy of the programme can be found HERE. The Registration web site, with differential rates for full-time faculty, part-time or under-employed faculty, and graduate students, is available HERE.
Conference participants are strongly encouraged to make their travel plans and book accommodation immediately. Events will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, and conclude with our banquet on the evening of Saturday, November 15. All events, unless otherwise noted in the programme, will be held at London Hilton.