2010 Montreal

ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) occurs from May 28 to May 31, 2010 at Carleton U, Ottawa, Canada

CFP: Victorian Literature and Education (deadline: 11/15/09; NAVSA/ACCUTE, 5/28/10-5/31/10)

Panels organized and chaired by Jason Camlot (Concordia U)

The Victorian period saw the development of a wide range of new curricula, new modes of pedagogy, and the establishment of new educational institutions.  The 1836 royal charter that granted the University of London the right to confer university degrees, the founding of the first Women’s colleges in the late 1840s, the 1870 Education Act, are just a few historical results of the intense thought, effort and innovation of numerous individual educators, politicians, writers and thinkers.  With such development and reform came a rich expository, philosophical and creative literature that engaged with important questions about the scope and function of education, and the role of educational methods and institutions for the development of the individual

Selected Panel Members for I: Victorian Liberal Education

  • Christopher Keep (University of Western Ontario), "Machines, Mechanical Learning, and the Idea of the Humanities"
  • Christiane Gannon (Johns Hopkins University), "'The Civilizing Work of Instruction': The Arnolds and Victorian Debates about Reading and Education"
  • David Heckerl (Saint Mary’s University), "Education in Criticism, Education in Culture"

Selected Panel Members for II: Victorian Girls, Women and Education

  • Sally Brooke Cameron (Concordia University), "A Fellowship of Women: Olive Schreiner’s Feminist Socialism"
  • Goldie Morgentaler (University of Lethbridge), "Mr. Turveydrop’s Academy:  Dance and Dance Instruction in Victorian Literature"
  • Kristine Moruzi (University of Melbourne), "The Educated Girl in the Periodical Press"

Selected Panel Members for III: Fictional Forms of Victorian Education

  • Michelle Elleray (University of Guelph), "Educating William: Catechesis in Masterman Ready"
  • Khristina Gonzalez (Brown University), "Education with a Vampire:  Moral Perfectionism and the Victorian Gothic Villain"
  • Michelle Weinroth (University of Ottawa), "Morris, Translation, and the Politics of Education"