2006 Victorians Institute Conference

Gender and Victorian Reform

October 20, 21 2006

Friday 12 - 6; Registration

Carmichael Lobby

Session I. 1:00 - 2:30

Panel 1: Spaces for Reform: Implications for Narrative
Chair: Anne Lockwood, Limestone College

Panel 2: Between Women: Rhetoric, Religion, and the Politics of Reform
Chair: Carla Coleman, USC Aiken

Panel 3: India and Reform at Home and Abroad
Chair: Patrick Cooper, UNC Chapel Hill

Session II: 2:45-4:15

Panel 4: For God and Country: Women's Choices As Illusion or Reality

Panel 5: Reform Begins at Home
Chair: John Hendrickson, Minnesota SU, Mankato Panel 6: Florence Nightingale and Co.
Chair: Carla Coleman, USC Aiken Panel 7: Gender, Genre, and Reform at the fin-de-siecle
Chair: James Diedrick, Agnes Scott College
Session III: 4:30 - 5:45

Panel 8: Threats to Marriage: Dangerous Women and Colonized Bodies Chair: Neil Hultgren, University of Virginia

Panel 9: Gendered Bodies in Public Panel 10 - Reforming Narrative Chair: Sally Hitchmough, Wofford College Panel 11: Charlotte Bronte and the Reforming Impulse Chair: Beth Kramer, New York University
6:00 - 7:00 Reception for participants, upper lobby of Phifer Science Building
Saturday; Registration 8:00 - 10:00, Carmichael Lobby
Continental Breakfast, 8:00 - 8:30

Session IV: 8:30 - 10:00

Panel 12 - Domesticity and Reform

Panel 13 - Embodied Protest
Chair: Cynthia Patton, Emporia State University
Carm 207 Panel 14 - Literacy, Lying and Literary Art
Chair: Monika Brown, UNC Pembroke Panel 15 - Cash and Carry: Gender and Money
Chair: David Latané, Virginia Commonwealth University
Session V: 10:15 - 11:45

Panel 16 - Historiography, Saints and Marginal Figures

Panel 17 - Anatomy, Physics, Biology: Reforming the Laws of Nature Chair: Emily Harbin, Converse College Panel 18 - Haunted by Femininity
Luncheon and Business Meeting 12:15-1:45 Regimental Commanders' Riverview Room
Session III: 1:45-3:15

Panel A: Classical Interpretations/ Metaphors/ Influences Chair: David Latané (Virginia Commonwealth University) Patrick Scott (University of South Carolina). "The Victorian Translation of

Panel 19 - Poetic Margins

12:00 - 1:00; Lunch
Panel 20 - States of Grace: Science and Religion Panel 21 - Religion and Reforming the Working Class Panel 22 - Genre, Performance and the Construction of Gender Panel 23 - Educating Girls and Women
Keynote Address:

Alison Booth, University of Virginia
"The Likes of Sister Dora: Representing Eminent Victorian Women."