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Victorian Workshop


Jennifer Esmail (Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University)
“‘I wonder what a chimpanzee would say to this?’:
Primate Perspective in the Victorian Evolutionary Debates”
7 March 2012,  University College, University of Toronto


Jurgen Kramer (English and American Studies, University of Dortmund)
“Not a warrior, but a Worrier Ghost: A Reading of Henry James’s ‘Sir Edmund Orme’”
18 November 2010, Victoria College, University of Toronto

Sukeshi Kamra (English, Carleton University)
“Arresting Publics: Law and the Periodical Press in India, 1857-1910”
2 December 2010, St. Patrick’s, Carleton University

Susan Brown (English, University of Guelph)
“The Agency of the Letter: Mary Barton and Text Technologies”
3 February 2011, Victoria College, University of Toronto

Alison Syme (Art History, University of Toronto)
“Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ladybird”
3 March 2011, University College, University of Toronto

Lauren Gillingham (English, University of Ottawa)
“Fashioning the Contemporary as History in Silver-Fork and Sensation Fiction”
10 March 2011, St. Patrick’s, Carleton University


Cannon Schmitt (English, University of Toronto)
“Tidal Conrad”
31 March 2010 (Victoria College, University of Toronto)

Maureen Jennings (Novelist)
“Recreating Victorian Toronto: The Detective Murdoch Mysteries”
4 March 2010 (Accolade East, York University)


Alison Halsall (English, York University)
        “‘A Parade of Curiosities’: Neo-Victorianism in the Contemporary Graphic Novel”
February 11, 2009 (Victoria College, University of Toronto)

Stephen Heathorn (History, McMaster University)
         "The Absent Site of Memory: The Cawnpore Memorial Well,
Empire Pilgrimage and the Commemoration of the 1857 Indian Mutiny"
October 22, 2008 (204 Victoria College, University of Toronto)


Suzanne Waldman (English, Carleton University)
         "Revisioning Dante's Erotics:
Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Illustrations of Dante's La Vita Nuova"
April 10, 2008 (Dunton Tower, Carleton University)

Suzanne Bailey (English, Trent University)
         "'Thought Without Words'; or,
What Do Sir Francis Galton and Robert Browning Have in Common?"
February 6, 2008 (Victoria College, University of Toronto)

Anne Clendinning (History, Nipissing University)
" 'A Most Disgusting Offensive Liquor':
         Urban Pollution and the Victorian Gas Industry"
October 25, 2007 (Victoria College, University of Toronto)


Gisela Argyle (Humanities, York University)
"From Female Life-Writing to Male Fiction: George Meredith's
         Tragic Comedians and Diana of the Crossways"
September 28, 2006 (Emmanual Chapel, University of Toronto)

Ann Gagne (English, University of Western Ontario)
"Framing it with Her Hands:
          Touching George Egerton's 'Gone Under'"
Alexandra Kimball (English, University of Western Ontario)
"'A Pandemonium of Posters':
         Advertising Sensation in the New Journalism"
M. Daniel Martin (English, University of Western Ontario)
"The Pleasures of Imminent Disaster: Thrill Rides and British
         Imperialism from the Big Wheel to the London Eye"
October 18, 2006 (The Great Hall, Huron University College,
         University of Western Ontario

Cecilia Morgan (OISE, University of Toronto)
"Imperial Culture and Victorian Spectacle
          Canadian Tourists in Britain"
November 21, 2006 (Burwash Hall, University of Toronto)


Bernard Lightman (History, York University)
"Scientific Authorship at Century's End: Rambles with
          Radiant Suns and Extinct Monsters"
October 20, 2005 (Emmanuel Chapel, University of Toronto)

Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (English, Ryerson University)
"The Illustrated Gift Book as 'a branch of national industry' or,
          Why is Poetry Like a Cotton Mill?"
February 9, 2006 (Burwash Hall, University of Toronto)

Janice Schroeder (English, Carleton University)
"Self Teaching: Mary Carpenter, Public Speech, and
          the Discipline of Deliquency"
March 28, 2006 (Dunton Tower, 2017, Carleton University)


Christine Sypnowich (Philosophy, Queen's University)
"Morris and the Aesthetic Road to Equality"

William Whitla (Humanities, York University)
"The Albert Memorial: Art and Imperialism”

Lesley Higgins (English, York University)
"Hopkins: Confessing the Flesh"


Wayne Morgan (Popular Culture, Museum Curator)
"Brownies Now Seldom Idle Stand"

Fred Hall (Music, McMaster University)
"Nostalgia, Temperance, and War: Canadian Songs for the
           Parlour and Stage"

David Kent (English, Centennial College)
"Christina Rossetti's Notes on Genesis and Exodus"


Lynn McDonald (History, University of Guelph)
"New Scholarship on Florence Nightingale: The Uses of a
          'Collected Edition'"

Dennis Denisoff (English, Ryerson University)
"Sexual Visuality in Novels by Mary Elizabeth Braddon and
          Dinah Mullock"

Christine Bolus-Reichert (English, University of Toronto)
"William Morris's Revision of the Picturesque"


Caroline Roberts (History, University of Toronto)
"Sex and Somnambulism: Mesmerism, Hysteria and the
          Medical Profession in Victorian England"

Elizabeth Miller (English, Memorial University)
“Break a Fang: Bram Stoker, Dracula, and the Victorian Stage”

George Elliott Clarke (English, University of Toronto)
“Reading the ‘Canadian’ Slave Narrative”


E. Warwick Slinn (Massey University, New Zealand)
"Victorian Poetry as Cultural Performative"

David Wright (History of Medicine, McMaster)
"Being Insane in Sane Places: Victorian Society and the Rise
           of the Lunatic Asylum"

Christopher Keep (English, Western Ontario)
"'A Certain Expansion of Her Consciousness': The Gendering of            Telegraphy in the Nineteenth Century"

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