The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario encourages all to attend its annual spring conference on Saturday, 30 April 2016 at York University’s Glendon Campus. This year's topic is "Vicarious Victorians: Transmitting Experience in the Nineteenth Century." The keynote speakers are Rachel Ablow (SUNY Buffalo) and Jules Law (Northwestern University).
Please visit the VSAO website for a copy of the registration form to fill in prior to the conference: http://vsao.apps01.yorku.ca/wpcontent/uploads/2016/03/vsao_regformC.pdf
As the lunch is catered, please send an email by Monday, 25 April 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to attend so that the servings can be adjusted accordingly.
Schedule of Events:
9:30-10:30: Registration and Tea, 317 York Hall
10:45-12:15: Morning Session, 204 York Hall
Danielle Barkley (McGill University): Receiving a Vicarious Education in Braddon's The Doctor's Wife
Martin Danahay (Brock University): Transmitting War: Roger Fenton in Crimea, 1855
Erin Piotrowski (University of Toronto): Powers of the Virtual: Technology and Subjectivity in Thomas Hardy's A Laodicean
12:15-1:45: Lunch (includes business meeting)
1:50-2:50: Keynote Address I
Rachel Ablow (SUNY Buffalo): Wounded Trees, Abandoned Boots: Thomas Hardy and the Homelessness of Pain
3:00-4:00: Keynote Address II
Jules Law (Northwestern University): Virtuality at the Heart of Realism: Information and Animation in Middlemarch
4:00-5:00: Sherry Hour