This page contains the most up-to-date information on panels and sessions. Click here to download an (older) PDF version of the programme booklet, and here for a PDF booklet of the abstracts and biographical notes.

Wednesday, 31 August

8.45

0.04

Registration for PGR/ECR workshops

General registration throughout the day

9.00-12.15

0.22, 0.23, 0.24, 0.25, Special Collections

PGR/ECR workshops

By prior registration only

 

 

9.00-9.10

0.24/0.25

PGR/ECR workshops: Opening and welcome
9.15-10.30 Workshop session 1

1:  Illustration (Special Collections, Arts & Social Science Library – please set off 5 minutes in advance)

2:  Public Speaking: Presenting Your Research – It Really Is a Performance

3:  Creative Writing in Academia

10.45-11

 

Refreshment break
11-12.15 Workshop session 2

1:  Illustration (Special Collections, Arts & Social Science Library – please set off 5 minutes in advance)

2:  Public Speaking: Presenting Your Research – It Really Is a Performance (room 0.24)

3:  Creative Writing in Academia (room 0.23)

12.15-12.45 Light refreshments for PGR/ECR workshop participants
8.30-12.30 Registration for all delegates
12.45 Guided walk from conference venue to Law LT (5 mins)
1.00-1.15

Julian Hodge LT 0.01

Conference Welcome

Damian Walford Davies, Head of School of English, Communication and Philosophy

Ann Heilmann, Chair of the Organising Committee

1.15-2.15

Julian Hodge LT 0.01

Keynote 1

Chair: Ann Heilmann

Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester): ‘Imagining George Eliot’

2.20-2.45

Julian Hodge 0.05

 

Refreshments

 

2.45-4 Panel sessions 1

 

 

2.01 1A: Journalism/The Figure of the Journalist

Chair: Michael Goodman (Cardiff University)

Jian Choe (Kyung Hee University, South Korea): ‘A glimpse into Victorian consumer culture through Sambourne’s journal writing’

Sharin Schroeder (Taipei Tech, Taiwan): ‘Andrew Lang’s “At the Sign of the Ship” as historical record’

Peter T.A. Jones (Queen Mary, University of London): ‘Consuming memoranda: Reading the topoi of Victorian special correspondence through George Augustus Sala’s “Commonplace Book”’

2.02 1B: Poverty and Consumption

Chair: Kimberley Braxton (Keele University)

Laura Foster (Cardiff University): ‘Consuming paupers: Cannibalism in workhouse representation’

Ruth Robbins (Leeds Beckett University): ‘Consuming misery: Narrating spectacles of vice and poverty in the East End’

Lucinda Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores University): ‘Armchair settling: Consuming the university and social settlement movement through their periodicals’

1.29 1C: Gender strand (1): Identities and Performances of the New Woman

Chair: Katherine Mansfield (Cardiff University)

Jane Ford (Keele University): ‘“Animated stomachs”: Insects and female economic dependency in Schreiner and Caird’

Blanca Santonja (Saint Louis University, US): ‘“alas! too expensive a luxury for our civilization”: Creating and fearing the New Woman in Amy Levy’s fiction and journalism’

Luke Seaber (University College London): ‘“If men do these kind of journalistic feats, why not a woman?”: Elizabeth L. Banks and presenting self and others for public entertainment and instruction’

1.30 1D: Victorian Afterlives strand (1):  Dickensian (Re)Imaginations

Roundtable and panel discussion convened by Maureen England (King’s College London) and Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University)

Chair: Clare Horrocks (Liverpool John Moores University)

Maureen England (King’s College London)

Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University)

Louisa Price (Charles Dickens Museum)

1.19 1E: Music and Theatre strand (1): Women Performers

Chair: Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield)

Sonja Jüschke (Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany): ‘Ideal women? The role of the chorus (girls) in late Victorian operetta’

Michelle Witen (University of Basel, Switzerland): ‘“The tyranny of the prima donna”: Critical consumption and consuming performances in Trilby

Rachel Landgren (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne): ‘“English by heart”: the Edwardian soprano and her veil of Victorian purity’

1.27 1F: Visual Culture strand (1): Victorian Illustration

Chair: Rose Roberto (University of Reading)

Will Finley (University of Sheffield): ‘“Vehicles for pretty prints”: The consumption of image and text and the transformation of topography 1835-1850’

Bethan Stevens (University of Sussex): ‘Greedy rats: The business of Victorian wood engraving’

Katherine Ford (Science Museum, London): ‘Demons, devils and dragons: Representations of pterosaurs in 19th-century science and culture’

1.26 1G: Medicine, Science and Technology strand (1): Medical Consumers

Chair: Sarah Bull (University of Cambridge)

Martin Willis (Cardiff University): ‘The medical spectacular in Victorian Edinburgh’

Helen Goodman (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘Home remedies and hydrotherapy: stressed scientists and medical consumerism in nineteenth-century Europe’

Jane Adams (Open University): ‘Medicine, science and consumer culture: The shaping of the late Victorian spa’

0.24 1H: Consuming Otherness strand (1): Consuming 19th-century France

Panel convened by Kate Griffiths (Cardiff University)

Chair: Kathy Rees

Richard Leahy (University of Chester): ‘Frameworks of desire and mass consumption: Networked society in the works of Émile Zola’

Kate Griffiths (Cardiff University): ‘Translating Zola for 21st-century television: Audience, consumption, context and The Paradise (BBC, 2012)’

Andrew Watts (University of Birmingham): ‘Consumed by Spirit: Reincarnating Balzac in Charles d’Orino’s Tales from the Beyond (1904)’

0.23 1K: What to Do with Alice?

Chair: Mark Richards

Stephen Folan (Lewis Carroll Society): ‘Lewis Carroll as consumer and producer’

Derek Ball (Leicester University): ‘Wide-eyed Dorothea in Wonderland: Consuming George Eliot’s curiouser mathematical images’

0.22 1L: Travel and Tourism strand (1): Representing Travel at Home and Abroad

Chair: Akira Suwa (Cardiff University)

Christopher Donaldson (University of Birmingham): ‘Over sands to the Lakes: Railway travel and Victorian Lake District tourism’

Barry Sloan (University of Southampton): ‘Town and country encounters’

Shinsuke Hori (Nihon University, Japan): ‘Recollections of Italy 1860: George Eliot’s Realistic Program and Romola’

0.25 1M: Consuming Christ: Ethics and Faith

Chair: Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University)

Keri Cronin (Brock University, Canada) and Maria Power (University of Liverpool): ‘Christ in the laboratory: Religious ethics and the anti-vivisection movement in late Victorian Britain’

Melissa E. Buron (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Birkbeck College): ‘Proselytizing or profiteering?  James Tissot and the commercialization of the Bible’

Arts and Social Science Library Illustration Workshop

Special Session: Special Collections

Julia Thomas (Cardiff University) and Alison Harvey (Cardiff University)

Attendance by prior registration

4.10-5.25 Panel sessions 2
2.01 2A: Dickens and Victorian Consumer Culture

Chair: Sheri Smith (Cardiff University)

Alice Turner (University of Leicester): ‘“Wot is this here business?”: Cockney cachet and the consumption of Dickens’s dialect’

Joy-Ann Tso (Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan): ‘The legacy of Victorian fashion and its relationship to Charles Dickens’

2.02 2B: Working-Class Consumers in the Victorian City: Reading, Writing, Performing

Convened by Kirstie Blair (University of Strathclyde)

Chair: Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University)

Erin Farley (University of Stirling): ‘“This popular song can always be got at the Poet’s Box”: Consuming tradition in the industrial city’

Lauren Weiss (University of Stirling): ‘Manuscript magazines: Collaboration and consumption’

Kirstie Blair (University of Strathclyde): ‘Print culture and the politics of temperance verse’

1.29 2C: Gender strand (2): Gender, Sex and Middle-Class Consumption

Chair: Sophie Raine (Lancaster University)

Laura Ugolini (University of Wolverhampton): ‘“The vile sin which his father had so early taught him”: Middle-class fathers and sons and consumption in Victorian England’

Sarah Bull (University of Cambridge): ‘Newspaper advertising and the popular consumption of sexual knowledge in print, 1840 – 1900’

Margery Masterson (University of Bristol): ‘Doing their bit or flogging some kit? Consumption and the Volunteers movement’

1.30 2D: Victorian Afterlives strand (2): The Other Victorians in Retrospect

Chair: Sarah Parker (Loughborough University)

Ana Markovic (University of Glasgow): ‘Oscar Wilde’s queer afterlives: Sexuality in early twentieth-century Wildeana’

Danielle Norman (Portsmouth University): ‘Undressing Dora: Consuming bodies and books in Belinda Starling’s The Journal of Dora Damage’

Muren Zhang (Lancaster University): ‘Productive shame versus voyeuristic consumption: The ethics of reading neo-Victorianism’

1.19 2E: Music and Theatre strand (2): Music and Shopping

Chair: Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield)

Isabel Corfe (National University of Ireland, Galway): ‘Consuming song: The rural past and the urban present in the 19th-century street ballad’

Matthew Spring (Bath Spa University): ‘The retail music trade in Victorian Bath’

Makiko Hayasaka (University of Bristol): ‘Music while you shop: The musical life of the Royal Arcade, Boscombe’

1.27 2F: Visual Culture strand (2): Behind the Scenes at an Exhibition

Chair: Kate Newey (Exeter University)

Helen Kingstone (Leeds Trinity University): ‘“First, climb to the roof”: Making contemporary history consumable’

Ciarán Rua O’Neill (University of York): ‘Consuming Classical and Renaissance sculpture: The Caryatid in Victorian Britain’

Anthony Walker-Cook (Durham University): ‘The museum and its various metaphors in Victorian literature’ (Please note that due to illness this paper will be read out by Ann Heilmann)

1.26 2G: Medicine, Science and Technology strand (2): Spectacular Science and Technology

Chair: Martin Willis (Cardiff University)

Howard Carlton (University of Birmingham): ‘“Our place among infinities”: Victorian astronomy as popular performance’

Margaret Denny: ‘Scenes for sale:  The inducement of stereoscopy’

Jeanette Samyn (Wesleyan University, US): ‘Alfred Cort Haddon and the spread of scientific cinema’

0.24 2H: Consuming Otherness strand (2): Consuming the Orient

Chair: Suchitra Choudhury (University of Glasgow)

Amy Miller (University College London): ‘Consuming the “East”: Globetrotters, food, drink and sociability on the Eastern Grand Tour, 1870-1900’

Katy Brundan (University of Oregon, US): ‘Eating mummy wheat: The potency of seeds in Louisa May Alcott’s “Lost in a Pyramid or the Mummy’s Curse”’

Pradipto Roy (NIMHANS, Bangalore): ‘From the Making of Early Indian Pharmacopoeias to Swadeshi Entrepreneurship: Consuming Medicaments in Victorian South Asia’

0.23 2K: Digitisation strand (1): Roundtable: Digital Visualisation and Victorian Studies   

Convened by Christopher Donaldson (University of Birmingham) and

Joanna Taylor (Lancaster University)

Chair: Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University)

Christopher Donaldson (University of Birmingham): ‘Deep mapping mobile geographies’

Les Roberts (University of Liverpool): ‘The Cestrian Book of the Dead: Digital necrogeography and spatial anthropology’

Matthew Sangster (University of Birmingham): ‘Accruing Romantic London’

Joanna Taylor (Lancaster University): ‘Walking, writing and mapping the English Lake District’

0.22 2L: Death Cultures

Chair: Keir Waddington (Cardiff University)

Jen Baker (University of Bristol): ‘Mental dram-drinking’: The queer consumption of the dead child body in the nineteenth century’

Galia Benziman (The Open University of Israel): ‘Utilizing the dead: Hardy and his corpses’

Alexandra Murphy (University of Northampton): ‘Presenting the spectacular double act of the photograph and the taxidermy specimen’

0.25 2M: Toxic Tonics

Chair: Akira Suwa (Cardiff University)

Duncan Yeates (Falmouth University): ‘On the precipice: Formal agency and temperance in John Harris’s Caleb Cliff’

Melissa Dickson (St Anne’s, University of Oxford): ‘Bringing the body up to speed: 19th-century nerve tonics and the medical marketplace’

Thora Hands (University of Strathclyde): ‘Drinking for health or courting addiction? Women and tonic wine in late-Victorian Britain’

5.25-5.45

Julian Hodge 0.05

Refreshments
 

5.45-7.00

 

Panel sessions 3

 

2.01 3A: Complicating the Marriage Plot

Chair: Elizabeth Ludlow (Anglia Ruskin University)

Michael Parrish Lee (University of Nottingham): ‘Gaskell and the Victorian food plot’

Louise Creechan (University of Glasgow): ‘Consuming ignorance / consummating marriage: Illiteracy, sexual agency, and the pedagogical marriage plot’

Marissa Bolin (University of York): ‘“The law sanctioned the sacrifice”: The debate for marriage ceremonial law reform in Wilkie Collins’ Man and Wife’

2.02 3B: Class, Consumption and Entertainment

Chair: Keir Waddington (Cardiff University)

Christopher Ferguson (Auburn University, US): ‘Before antiques, before recycling: Second-hand consumption in Victorian Britain’

Naama Dar Amir (Hebrew University, Israel): ‘The fair ground and the consumption of pleasure’

Sophie Fuller (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London): ‘Mistresses of song: Women and the Victorian mass music market’

1.29 3C: Gender strand (3): Decadent Appetites

Chair: Ruth Robbins (Leeds Beckett University)

James Gatheral (University of Brighton): ‘The flâneur in mid-Victorian London’

Joseph Thorne (Liverpool John Moores University): ‘Radical consumption: Eating out with the Aesthetes’

Silvia Antosa (University of Enna ‘Kore’, Italy): ‘Consuming bodies: Victorian “Cannibals” in late-Victorian London’

1.30 3D: Victorian Afterlives strand (3): Painting the Victorians

Chair: Sarah Parker (Loughborough University)

Merlin Seller (University of East Anglia): ‘Resurrecting the Victorian after WWI: Walter Sickert’s English Echoes

Kate Mitchell (Australian National University): ‘The [other] art of fiction: Portraits in neo-Victorian novels’

Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University): ‘After-images of the non-consenting dead: Anthony Rhys’ neo-Victorian biofictional portraiture’

1.19 3E: Music and Theatre strand (3): Consuming the Celebrity in 19th-century Performance Culture

Convened by Peter Yeandle (Loughborough University)

Chair: Kate Newey (University of Exeter)

Anna Maria Barry (Oxford Brookes University): ‘Known in some measure to everybody’: Selling operatic celebrity’

Tessa Kilgarriff (Bristol and National Portrait Gallery): ‘A theatrical gallery in the palm of a hand: Celebrity and the composite Carte de Visite’

Peter Yeandle (Loughborough University): ‘“Not a cage, a stage”: Victorian celebrity animals as star performers’

1.27 3F: The Many Lives of the Crystal Palace

Chair: Josh Poklad (Leeds Trinity University)

Valerie Sanders (University of Hull): ‘People-watching at the Crystal Palace’

Bruno Bower (Royal College of Music, London): ‘Advertising and promotion in the Programmes of the Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts, 1865-1879’

Joanne Parker (University of Exeter): ‘Consumed by flames: The Victorians, the Crystal Palace and Stella Gibbons’ Nightingale Wood

1.26 3G: Influence and Inspiration

Chair: Martin Willis (Cardiff University)

Jayne Thomas (Cardiff University): ‘“All experience is an arch”: Alfred Tennyson’s “Ulysses” (1842) and the “consumption” of the lost Wordsworthian imagination’

Laurel Brake (Birkbeck College, University of London): ‘French models and British consumers: the Feuilleton and the Fortnightly Review 1865-68’

Akemi Yoshida (Kindai University, Japan): ‘Oscar Wilde retelling the Faust legend retold by George Sand: A reading of  “The Nightingale and the Rose”’

0.24 3H: Consuming Otherness strand (3): Imagining and Representing Real and Unreal Others

Chair: Will Tattersdill (University of Birmingham)

Areej M.J. Al-Khafaji (Al-Qadisiya University / Cardiff University): ‘(O)Mission accomplished: Consuming the Orient in Tennyson’s “Akbar’s Dream”’

Camilla Adeane, ‘Imaginary voyages: The late paintings of John Everett Millais (The Boyhood of Raleigh, 1870; The North West Passage, 1874)’

Mary L. Shannon (University of Roehampton): ‘“Such a game!: Readers and the consumption of late 19th-century adventure fiction’

0.23 3K: Consuming Fantasy: Science, Psychology and the Supernatural in George MacDonald and Victorian Fantastic Literature

Panel convened by Kirstin Mills (Macquarie University, Australia)

Chair: Mark Richards

Kirstin Mills (Macquarie University): ‘Consuming the supernatural: Dream-worlds, hyperspace and the evolution of modern fantasy in Kingsley, Carroll and MacDonald’

Rebecca Langworthy (University of Aberdeen): ‘Addiction, vampires and punishment in George MacDonald’s Donal Grant’

Franziska Kohlt (University of Oxford): ‘Entropy of mind: Psychology and the realistic wonderlands of the fin-de-siècle fantasies of George MacDonald and Lewis Carroll’

0.22 3L: Travel and Tourism strand (2): Tourism

Chair: Clare Horrocks (Liverpool John Moores University)

Joanna Taylor (Lancaster University): ‘Away from the “show place”: Eliza Lynn Linton’s Lake District’

Anna Burton (University of Liverpool): ‘Picturesque ruins in the literary landscapes of William Gilpin and Anthony Trollope’

Sue Dean (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘Mary E. Mann and the commodification of the countryside’

7.10-8.10

0.16 LT

 

BAVS AGM

 

8.20-11.15

 

Aberdare Hall

Buffet dinner

Corbett Road, Cardiff CF10 3UP