UPDATE: [Victorian] REGISTRATION OPEN: The Victorian Everyday (NVSA; Wellesley 4/3-4/5/09)

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Deb Gettelman
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APRIL 3rd-5th, 2009


[Pre-conference: 12:30-2:00 pm Informal Panel for Wellesley Students, Founders Hall 106]

1:00-4:00 pm Registration: Wang Campus Center, Information Desk

1:30-3:45 pm Exhibit: Ruskin, Browning, and Others: Wellesley College Library, Special
Collections (Space is limited and prior registration is required; see below.)

4:00 pm Welcome: Margaret Clapp Library, Library Lecture Room

4:15-5:45 pm Common Words, Commonplace Sounds: Margaret Clapp Library, Library Lecture
Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt U), Moderator

➢ Daniel Pollack-Pelzner (Harvard U), “The Exotic Demotic: Wellerisms and Everyday Language”
➢ Janice Schroeder (Carleton U), “Everyday Sound as Extraordinary in Adam Bede”
➢ Jonathan Farina (Vanderbilt U), “Whoever explains a ‘but’: Everyday Words and the
Epistemology of Victorian Chatter”

5:45-7:00 pm Reception: Wang Campus Center, Anderson Forum

7:15 pm Shuttle to Babson College Executive Center
          Informal buffet dinner at Babson


8:00-9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast: Pendleton Hall, Atrium

9:00-10:45 am Keynote Panel: Pendleton West 212
Tricia Lootens (U of Georgia), Moderator

➢ Tim Barringer (Yale U)
➢ Laurie Langbauer (U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
➢ Ruth Yeazell (Yale U)

10:45-11:00 am Coffee: Pendleton Hall, Atrium

11:00am-12:30 pm The Scientific Mundane: Pendleton West 212
Anna Henchman (Boston U), Moderator

➢ John Plotz (Brandeis U), “Primitive Habits: Significant Trivia and the Birth of Victorian
➢ Mark Frost (U of Portsmouth), “Opening Our Eyes to the Everyday: John Ruskin, Moss and
➢ Pascale McCullough Manning (U of Western Ontario), “Darwin’s Autobiographies and the
Post-evolutionary Everyday”

12:30-2:15 pm Lunch: Wellesley College Club, Main Dining Room

2:30-4:00 pm Everyday Poetics: Pendleton West 212
Carolyn Williams (Rutgers U), Moderator

➢ Andrea Gazzaniga (U of North Carolina, Charlotte), “An Everyday Poetics: Processing
Experience in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese”
➢ Jason Rudy (U of Maryland), “Everyday Poetry, London to Sydney”
➢ Marjorie Stone (Dalhousie U), “The Poetics and Practices of ‘Everyday Life’: The Brownings’
Love Letters, the Dramatic Monologue, and the Wellesley Manuscript of Aurora Leigh”

4:00-4:15 pm Coffee: Pendleton Hall, Atrium

4:15-5:45 pm Session A: Customary Worship: Pendleton West 212
Judith Wilt (Boston C), Moderator

➢ Amy King (St. John’s U), “Reverent Form: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Everyday”
➢ Paul Yeoh (Rutgers U), “Everyday in The Christian Year”
➢ Evan Horowitz (U of North Texas), “Everyday Afterlife”

4:15-5:45 pm Session B: Habitual Perception: Pendleton West 117
Jonathan Loesberg (American U), Moderator

➢ Benjamin Morgan (U of California, Berkeley), “A Lot of Art is Boring: The Psychological
Aesthetics of Grant Allen and Vernon Lee”
➢ Jennifer Judge (York U), “‘Walking bundles of habits’ or Creatures of Volition?: The All-
Importance of Habit in Victorian Theories of Character”
➢ Sara Maurer, (U of Notre Dame), “Mary Russell Mitford’s Our Village: Keeping England in

6:15 pm Reception: Wellesley College Club, Council Library,

7:00-10:00 pm Dinner Banquet: Wellesley College Club, Wall Room


8:00-9:00 am Continental Breakfast: Pendleton Hall, Atrium

9:00-10:30 am Interpreting the Everyday: Pendleton West 212
Sean O’Toole (Baruch College, CUNY), Moderator

➢ Yuri Cowan (U of Toronto), “Medieval Things: Antiquarianism and Victorian Historiographies
of the Everyday”
➢ Maia McAleavey (Harvard U), “Desires of Touch: Marital Crisis and the Everyday”
➢ Abigail Joseph (Columbia U), “Hyacinthus Goes to Salisbury: Wilde's Trials and Errors of

10:30-10:45 am Coffee: Pendleton Hall, Atrium

10:45 am-12:15 pm Daily Places: Pendleton West 212
Will Lee (Yeshiva U), Moderator

➢ Barbara Leckie (Carleton U), “Whose Everyday? Architecture, Print Culture, and the Domestic
Interiors of the Poor, 1840-70”
➢ Mary Wilson Carpenter (Queen’s U), “Inside a Victorian Hospital: The Extraordinary Everyday”
➢ Robert Sulcer (Hofstra U), “Keeping School: Romancing the Everyday”

12:15-1:00 pm Conference Wrap-Up: Pendleton West 212

➢ David Kurnick (Rutgers U)
➢ Rosemarie Bodenheimer (Boston C)
* * *
The Friday dinner is an informal buffet at Babson immediately following the reception. The cost
is $20.00 (soup/salad, main course, cookies, coffee). There will be a cash bar.
The Saturday lunch, a convivial event at which topics are proposed and voted on for the following
year, is a long-standing tradition; everyone is warmly encouraged to attend and participate.
Rooms are available at the Babson Conference Center located on the campus of Babson College
(231 Forest Street, Babson Park, MA 02457). The conference rate is $155.00 (single or double,
breakfast included). The rate is guaranteed until February 28. Please book early. We will provide
a limited shuttle service (before the first morning panels, after the Friday reception, after the last
panel on Saturday, after the Saturday night banquet) between Babson and Wellesley College. Here
are the directions for booking your Babson reservation on line:

1 Go to www.Babsonecc.com.
2. Click "Book a reservation" on the right hand side of the screen in blue font.
3. A new page will open up displaying a calendar. On the top of the screen there is a link to
"Group Reservation." Click it.
4. This will bring you to the Group page. You will need to input the group code -- NVSA09
5. From there it will walk you through making the reservation.
Or you may call Babson directly at 781-239-5816 or 781-239-4000. Mention NVSA to get the
group rate.
Please visit the NVSA website for directions, other dining options, and to learn of other
conference details: http://www.nvsa.org.

Please return completed form by March 1. Make checks payable to Wellesley College. Please write
in memo area “NVSA Registration.” Please direct all registration questions to Lisa Rodensky
(lrodensk_at_wellesley.edu) or Lisa Easley (leasley_at_wellesley.edu).

Send checks to: Lisa Easley, Department of English, 106 Central Street, Wellesley College,
Wellesley, MA 02481.

If you are staying at Babson, please check here if you will need to use the shuttle between
Wellesley and Babson during the conference (we would like to have an estimate so that we can
reserve an appropriate van):
___ Yes, I will need to use the shuttle

Registration Meals
____ $85 Members ___ $20 Friday informal buffet dinner
____ $105 Non-Members (If vegetarian, please check here __)
____ $50 Students ___ $15 Saturday Luncheon – Faculty
____ $15 NVSA dues ___ $11 Saturday Luncheon – Students
____ $10 NVSA Student dues ___ $55 Saturday Banquet – Faculty
                                                           ___ $35 Saturday Banquet – Students
                                                                           __ Fish
                                                                           __ Vegetarian
____ Total Remittance

Library Visits
The Wellesley College Library (Special Collections) will display material from its Ruskin and
Browning collections on Friday afternoon. If you would like to view the material, please number
preferred times. Space is limited.

__ 1:30-2:15 pm Friday __ 2:15 – 3 pm Friday __ 3 – 3:45 pm Friday

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