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.

Thursday, 1 September

8.45 Registration for new arrivals (throughout the day)

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Keynote 2

Chair: Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield):

Christina Bashford (University of Illinois School of Music): ‘Buying into (more than) music: The “violin craze” and the late-Victorian imagination’


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10.30-11.45 Panel sessions 4
2.01 4A: Reading and Re-evaluating the Ephemeral

Chair: Kate Griffiths (Cardiff)

Karin Koehler (University of St Andrews): ‘Consuming old selves: Re-reading letters in Victorian poetry’

Alice Crossley (University of Lincoln): ‘Commercial love: The consumption and proliferation of Victorian Valentines’

Kate Flint (University of Southern California): ‘Shoddy’

2.02 4B: Brontë Afterlives

Chair: Kimberley Braxton (Keele University)

Erin Nyborg (Mansfield College, University of Oxford): ‘“Strange beings”: Rewriting the Brontës’ men, 1850-1872’

Jo Waugh (York St John University): ‘Brontë bodies consumed’

Alexandra Lewis (University of Aberdeen): ‘Consuming Jane Eyre: Theatrical echoes and novelistic afterlives’

1.29 4C: Gender strand (4): New Woman Politics

Chair: Ruth Robbins (Leeds Beckett University)

Angharad Eyre: ‘New Woman attacks on decadent consumerism: Sarah Grand’s converts’

Flore Janssen (Birkbeck, University of London): ‘Clementina Black, sweated labour, and the Consumers’ League: Late-Victorian experiments in “ethical consumerism”’

Richa Dwor (Douglas College, Canada): ‘“Belief and conduct”: Lily Montague’s Jewish socialism and liberal Judaism’

1.30 4D: Victorian Afterlives strand (4): Adapting and Consuming Sherlock Holmes

Chair: Lucy Andrew (Cardiff University)

Andrew Glazzard (Royal United Service Institute): ‘“Perhaps he is waiting for a better price”: Economic consumption in Conan Doyle’s Victorian Sherlock Holmes stories’

Maria Krivosheina (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow): ‘“Watson, we are heading to the land of special guards”: Sherlock Holmes, Russian epigones and the Revolution of 1905’

Antonija Primorac (University of Split, Croatia): ‘How Sherlock Holmes caught Jack the Ripper, or, the curious history of the production, translation, and consumption of Sherlock Holmes appropriations’



4E: Music and Theatre strand (4): Consuming Spectacles, Sensations, and the Exotic on the Victorian Stage

Panel convened by Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)

Chair: Akira Suwa (Cardiff University)

Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford): ‘Consuming Uncle Tom on the Victorian stage’

Beth Palmer (University of Surrey): ‘Consuming “sensation” in the theatre of the 1860s’

Joanna Robinson (King’s College London and University of Surrey): ‘Miniature spectacles: Performing nations in toy theatres’

1.27 4F: Visual Culture strand (3): Remembering the Royals

Chair: Margaret Denny

Ann Poulson (King’s College London): ‘Historical queenship considered and refigured at the Royal Academy of Arts’

Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University): ‘Eating up Catherine of Aragon: A case study in Victorian historical consumerism’

Fiona Gibbs (Royal College of Music): ‘The Royal Albert Hall: The cultural icon of Albertopolis’

1.26 4G: Medicine, Science and Technology strand (3): The Commodification of Science in the Media

Panel convened by Katie Carpenter (Royal Holloway)

Chair: Lucinda Matthews-Jones (Liverpool John Moores University)

Katie Carpenter (Royal Holloway): ‘The material culture of kitchens: Scientific discourse and advertising in Britain, 1870-1914’

Lesley Steinitz (University of Cambridge): ‘Making men masculine: How health foods were presented in advertising and were reflected in wider Victorian popular culture’

Carolyn Cobbold (University of Cambridge): ‘From adulation to adulteration – how chemical dyes were presented in the Victorian press’

0.24 4H: Consuming Otherness strand (4): Consuming India and the Middle East

Chair: Pradipto Roy (NIMHANS, Bangalore)

Máire ní Fhlathúin (University of Nottingham): ‘“Birds of prey and passage”: Images of consumption and the colonial encounter in British India’

Alex Bubb (King’s College London): ‘“Cheap Orientalism”: Popular consumption of Middle Eastern and Indian classical literature, 1859-1900’

Rosie Bristowe (University of Exeter): ‘Performing utopia: Indian craft demonstration at the 1895 Empire of India Exhibition’

0.23 4K: Digitisation strand (2): Digitised Victorians

Chair: Clare Horrocks (Liverpool John Moores University)

Michael John Goodman (Cardiff University) ‘Consuming Victorian Shakespeare today: The Victorian Illustrated Shakespeare Archive’

Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University): ‘Strange Case of Digital Jekyll and Transmedia Hyde: Literary gaming and Gothic embodiment’

Martha Fogg (Adam Matthew): ‘Digitizing Thomas Cook & Sons: Tourism history and Humanities research’

0.22 4L: Travel and Tourism strand (3): Trains and Travellers

Chair: Helen Kingstone (Leeds Trinity University)

Susan Major: ‘Men behaving badly? The new railway excursions for the masses in the mid‑19th century’

Nicola Kirkby (King’s College London): ‘Programming passengers, plotting Paddington’

Oliver Betts (National Railway Museum, York): ‘An everyday thing: Victorians and the expectations of railway travel’

0.25 4M: Gothic Archaeology

Chair: Patricia Pulham (University of Portsmouth)

Leonard Driscoll (Uppsala University, Sweden): ‘The speechless past: Thomas Hardy and the 1882 Ancient Monuments Protection Act’

Thomas Hughes (Courtauld Institute of Art): ‘Gothic and “decadent Gothic”: Surface, depth and “form” in Ruskin, Pater and Whistler’

Dewi Evans: ‘Antiquarianism, consumption and sexuality in John Meade Falkner’s The Lost Stradivarius (1895)’

11.55-1.10 Panel sessions 5
2.01 5A: Victorian Objects

Chair: Akira Suwa (Cardiff University)

Nikolina Hatton (University of Freiburg, Germany): ‘Objects as “actants” in Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions

Maria Damkjær (University of Copenhagen): ‘Consuming identity? The peripatetic umbrella and the problem of personhood

2.02 5B: Self-Improvement

Chair: Ann Heilmann (Cardiff University)

David Rowland (The Open University): ‘Widening access to art music: Creating new audiences in Victorian Britain’

Melissa Score: ‘“Martha Makepeace” and the working woman’s household economy in Cassell’s Working Man’s Friend’

Paul Raphael Rooney (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Consuming autodidacticism: Improving reading, The Working Man’s Friend (1850-51) and the Victorian print culture’

1.29 5C: Gender strand (5): Transgressive Desires

Chair: Sarah Bull (University of Cambridge)

Shelagh Mary Ward (Leeds Trinity University): ‘This is the season of sales in drapers’ shops and kleptomania among ladies’: Reconsidering kleptomania in the West Riding, 1880-1900.

Sally Blackburn (University of Liverpool): ‘French men and the French method: How to avoid the perils of sexual consumption… the Vernon Lee way’

Chieko Ichikawa (Ibaraki University, Japan): ‘Governing desires versus consuming pleasures: Jane Ellice Hopkins, James Hinton and conflicts in sexual politics’

1.30 5D: Victorian Afterlives strand (5): Steampunk and Excess

Chair: Lesley Gray (University of Kent)

Helena Esser (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany): ‘Re-figuring the past: The aesthetics of counter-culture in the Steampunk movement’

Marta Alonso Jerez (Universidad de Málaga, Spain), ‘Victorian classics in the 20th century: The influence of Victorian times on the Steampunk movement’

Saverio Tomaiuolo (Cassino University, Italy): ‘From Victorian to neo-Victorian baroque in Penny Dreadful: Rewriting the nineteenth century in excess’

1.19 5E: Music and Theatre strand (5): Consuming Music: Private and Public

Chair: George Biddlecombe (Royal Academy of Music)

Wendy Stafford (University of Southampton): ‘Consuming passions? An investigation into a Victorian country house music collection’

Ian Maxwell (University of Cambridge): ‘The Chamber music clubs in the universities of Victorian Britain’

1.27 5F: Visual Culture strand (4): Classicism and Aesthetics

Chair: Catherine Han (Cardiff University)

Jordan Kistler (Keele University): ‘Creation vs. consumption: Rethinking the ideal in art’

Madeleine Emerald Thiele (Aberystwyth University): ‘The Edwardian consumption of Victorian angels’



5G: Medicine, Science and Technology strand (4): Natural History

Chair: Helen Kingstone (Leeds Trinity University)

Matthew Wale (University of Leicester): ‘“A healthy four-penny-worth of [science] gossip”: Consuming natural history through 19th-century periodicals’’

Rose Roberto (National Museums Scotland and University of Reading): ‘(Un)natural selection in Chambers’s Encyclopaedias’

0.24 5H: Consuming Otherness strand (5): Consuming Foreign Influences

Chair: Kate Griffiths (Cardiff University)

Jerome Wynter (University of Birmingham): ‘“The letter-question”: Correspondence and Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Casa Guidi Windows (1851)’

Katie McGettigan (Royal Holloway): ‘Consuming and constructing American literature in Victorian Britain, 1830-1860’

Jenny Holt (Meiji University, Tokyo): ‘Victorian design advice and the ethics of restrained consumption: Japanese taste as an antidote to Western tat’

0.23 5K: Victorian Fashion

Chair: Ruth Robbins (Leeds Beckett University)

Janice Li (University of British Columbia): ‘From Great Exhibition to department stores: A Victorian spectacle of commodified social lives’

Patricia Zakreski (University of Exeter): ‘Consuming fashion: Margaret Oliphant and the professional couturier’

Kirsti Bohata (Swansea University): ‘“Off with your dress!”: Fashion, gender and same-sex desire in the fiction of Amy Dillwyn’

0.22 5L: Travel and Tourism strand (4): By Water  

Panel convened by Jodie Matthews (University of Huddersfield)

Chair: Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield)

Jodie Matthews (University of Huddersfield): ‘Consumables by canal in the nineteenth century’

Merrick Burrow (University of Huddersfield): ‘“That golden doze of the mind”: dream, work and play in Robert Louis Stevenson’s An Inland Voyage

Harriet Gordon (Cardiff University): ‘Consuming the South Seas: Reader demand and editorial intervention in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific writing’

0.25 5M: Consuming Religion

Panel convened by Brian Murray (King’s College London)

Chair: Victoria Mills (King’s College London)

Theodor Dunkelgrün (CRASSH, University of Cambridge): ‘Impact, Victorian style: Consuming biblical scholarship beyond the academy’

Brian Murray (King’s College London): ‘Consuming martyrs in imperial Britain’

Michael Ledger-Lomas (King’s College London): ‘Jubilee gifts: Monarchy and identities in later Victorian Britain’


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Victorian Arcades tours

Tour 1

Tour 2

Guided by Martin Willis (Cardiff University)

2-3.15 Panel sessions 6
2.01 6A: Sensation Fiction

Chair: Helen McKenzie (Cardiff University)

Suchitra Choudhury (University of Glasgow): ‘Consumerism and colonialism: The red Paisley shawl in Wilkie Collins’s Armadale

Anne-Louise Russell (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘Much more than simply “supply[ing] the cravings of a diseased appetite”: Florence Marryat and sensation fiction published in London Society’

2.02 6B: Labour and Working-Class Politics

Chair: Josh Poklad (Leeds Trinity University)

Simon Rennie (University of Exeter): ‘Lengthening leisure and the new alchemy: A Chartist post-industrial vision in Ernest Jones’s “The New World”’

Sophie Raine (Lancaster University): ‘Dress to oppress: Assigning culpability for the exploitative conditions of seamstresses in The Work Girls of London’

Sue McPherson (Sheffield Hallam University): ‘“Feeling the pinch of poverty”: Thrift, consumption and the unemployed in late-Victorian literature’

1.29 6C: Gender strand (6): Im/Purity and Sexual Health

Chair: Keir Waddington (Cardiff University)

Monika Pietrzak-Franger (University of Hamburg, Germany): ‘Syphilis for public consumption’

Rachel Webster (North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe): ‘The Shield (1870-1886) and the Imagined Campaign Community’

Jane Jordan (Kingston University): ‘Virginity as commodity in late-19th-century narratives of prostitution’

1.30 6D: Authors and the Literary Marketplace

Chair: Elizabeth Ludlow (Anglia Ruskin University)

David R. Sorensen (Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia): ‘Prophets and profits: Carlyle, Ruskin, and the consumption of the sage in late-Victorian Britain’

Matthew Sangster (University of Birmingham): ‘Authorial careers and the limits of print consumption’

1.19 6E: Music and Theatre strand (6): Stars, Sales and the Stage

Chair: Daný van Dam (Cardiff University)

Nora Olsen: ‘Extravaganza, spectacle and machinists: The stars backstage in the Victorian era’

Kate Newey (University of Exeter): ‘Product placement on the Victorian stage’

1.27 6F: Representing War

Chair: Holly Furneaux (Cardiff University)

Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University): ‘“National antipathies”?: Britain, Europe and the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871)’

Emma Butcher (University of Hull): ‘Children consuming war: The child writer and war in the long nineteenth century’

1.26 6G: The Ethics of Consumption: Political Economy, Periodical Journalism, Poetry 

Panel convened by Nora Plesske (TU Braunschweig, Germany)

Chair: Silvana Colella (Università di Macerata, Italy)

Nora Plesske (TU Braunschweig, Germany): ‘Celebrations of cheapness: Mass consumption and the wealth of the nation’

Joanna Rostek (University of Giessen, Germany): ‘A Feminist Economic Reading of Charlotte Brontë‘s Shirley‘ (Please note that due to unforseen circumstances this paper will be read out by Megen de Bruin-Molé)

0.24 6H: Slaughter, Skin and Sustenance

Chair: Peter Yeandle (Loughborough University)

Briony Joy Wickes (King’s College London): ‘Pro Pelle Cutem or a skin for a skin’s worth: Fur, Canada, and the work of R.M. Ballantyne’

John Miller (University of Sheffield): ‘“Once upon a time I was—ALIVE”: Agony, fashion and “The Strange Story of a Sealskin”’

0.23 6K: Intemperance and Addiction

Chair: Pradipto Roy (NIMHANS, Bangalore)

Michaela Mahlberg (University of Birmingham): ‘Smoking and alcohol consumption in Dickens’s novels and in the Times Digital Archive’

Charlotte Fiehn (University of Cambridge): ‘George Eliot and the perils of impulsive consumption’

Alexandra Gray (University of Portsmouth): ‘New Woman consumptions: The alcoholic body in the short stories of George Egerton and Mary-Angela Dickens’

0.22 6L: Travel and Tourism strand (5): Consuming Other Cultures: Travelling in the Victorian Periodical Press

Panel convened by Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

Chair: Min Young Lee (University of San Diego)

Lara Atkin (Queen Mary, University of London): ‘“No longer a disunited, wavering, and temporary assemblage of adventurers”: Settler newspaper poetry and the creation of a colonial public sphere in 19th-century South Africa’

Teja Varma Pusapati (Wolfson College, University of Oxford): ‘Writing in transit: Harriet Martineau’s itinerant reportage of post-Famine Ireland’

Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University): ‘“Like good wine crossing the vast ocean”: Exporting Italy for British consumption, or the politics of Frances Elliot’s periodical travel writing (1853-1857)’

Arts and

Social Science


Editing Workshop

Special session: Special Collections

Anthony Mandal (Cardiff University) and Andrew Glazzard (Royal United Service Institute)

Attendance by prior registration

3.25-4.40 Panel sessions 7


2.01 7A: Victorian Afterlives and the Consumptions of the Victorians through Fandom, Adaptation and Intertextuality

Panel convened by Holly Eckersley (Keele University)

Chair: Hannah Lewis-Bill (University of Exeter)

Kate Brombley (University of Portsmouth): ‘The sense of hand and the sense of play: The pursuit of Sherlock Holmes’s autography’

Katie Bell (University of Leicester): ‘Edgar Allan Poe: The purloined Victorian’

Holly Eckersley (Keele University): ‘Re-writing Dickens for popular appeal: Notions of taste and The Muppets’

2.02 7B: Business, Brands and Betting

Chair: Sarah Bull (University of Cambridge)

Graham Harding (St Cross College, Oxford): ‘“Advertisements of every kind to bring their brand into notoriety”: Brand Innovation and “Brandolatry” in the nineteenth-century champagne trade’

Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘The Gatti family and the Victorian West End: Food, theatre and entrepreneurship in the making of London’s pleasure district’

Stephen Tate (Blackburn College): ‘“What but greed, what but avarice, would induce a man . . . to carry on that business?” Coupon betting and the British sporting press c1900’

1.29 7C: Dirt, Decomposition and Death

Chair: Rebecka Klette (Birkbeck, University of London)

Brian Maidment (Liverpool John Moores University): ‘Cultural consumption: The literary dustman revisited’

Clare Horrocks (Liverpool John Moores University): ‘Corpulence and corruption: Punch’s Campaign for the removal of Smithfield Market’

Marjolein Platjee (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam): ‘Not just about the pies: Consuming human matter in The String of Pearls

1.30 7D: Victorian Afterlives strand (6): Writing Neo-Victorian Fiction

Chair: Daný van Dam (Cardiff University)

Barbara Franchi (University of Kent): ‘Consumed by desire: Opium, gold and sexual desires in the neo-Victorian Empire’

Ashley Orr (Australian National University): ‘Neo-Victorian maternity: Cultural anxiety and the mother figure in Essie Fox’s The Somnambulist’

Anna Gutowska (University of Kielce, Poland): ‘“The good part of Daniel Deronda is called Gwendolen Harleth”: Diana Souhami’s Gwendolen (2014) and the sequel culture’

1.19 7E: Music and Theatre strand (7): Crossing Cultures: Musical Reception

Chair: Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield)

Inja Davidović (University of Sheffield): ‘Chopin in Victorian Britain: Perspectives from within and without’

Sarah Kirby (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University): ‘“The worst oratorio ever!”: Colonialist condescension in the critical reception of George Tolhurst’s Ruth (1864)’

Andrew Frampton (Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne): ‘The Passion at St Paul’s: Reconstructing the 1897 Melbourne performance of the St Matthew Passion’

1.27 7F: Pasts at Play: Packaging History for Child Consumers

Panel convened by Rachel Bryant Davies and Barbara Gribling (Durham University)

Chair: Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University)

Rachel Bryant Davies (Durham University): ‘“Fun with Classics”: Consuming antiquity in Victorian children’s periodicals’

Barbara Gribling (Durham University): ‘Pastimes and play: Child consumers of the “Age of Chivalry” in Victorian Britain’

Sarah Betts (University of York): ‘Consuming the historical child: Reinventing the Civil Wars for Victorian children’



7G: Medicine, Science and Technology strand (5): Herbalism and Cultivation

Chair: Helen Goodman (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Joanna Crosby (University of Essex): ‘Innocent white or deadly red: How Victorians consumed both sides of the poisoned apple’

Alison Denham (University of Central Lancashire): ‘How do you take your medicine? Herbalism in 1850s Britain’

Lindsay Wells (University of Wisconsin-Madison, US): ‘“Rare annual taste”: John Ruskin and produce cultivation’

0.24 7H: Consuming Otherness strand (6): Victorian Translations

Chair: Alison Clarke (University of Liverpool and the National Gallery)

Gal Manor: ‘Consuming Hebrew: Robert Browning’s use of Hebrew in his late poetry’

Kathy Rees: ‘The European consumption of Englishness: The translated texts of the Heinemann International Library’

Hanaa A. Jan (University of Northampton, UK, and King Saud University, Saudi Arabia): ‘Texts between two cultures: Problems of translation in the Arabic versions of Jane Eyre and Frankenstein (translations published between 1986- 2012)’

0.23 7K: Digitisation strand (3): Digital Pedagogies      

Chair: Michael Goodman (Cardiff University)

Abigail Droge (Stanford University): ‘Transferrable skills in Victorian crime fiction and post-Recession pedagogy’

Verity Hunt (University of Southampton): ‘Digital stories of a Victorian SeaCity: Location-aware historical fiction set around Southampton Old Town and Docks’

Chris Foss (University of Mary Washington, US): ‘Consuming The Yellow Book: On the decadent pleasures and aesthetic perils of exploring the contemporary afterlife of the fin-de-siècle literary scene through a fully online Summer School course’

0.22 7L: Spectacles of the Victorian Press

Chair: Ann Heilmann (Cardiff University)

Jock Macleod (Griffith University, Australia): ‘Incorporating readers:  Consumption and Victorian histories of the press’

Alexandra Leonzini (Freie Universität Berlin/ Humboldt Universität zu Berlin): “The important squabble”, “an extraordinary scene”, or “a most disgraceful row”?: The Tamburini Riot as it appeared in British print media’

Matthew Bradley (University of Liverpool): ‘Consuming Victorian apocalypse: The end of the world and the Victorian press’

0.25 7M: Temperance

Chair: Pradipto Roy (NIMHANS, Bangalore)

Beth Gaskell (University of Greenwich): ‘“Drinking is the soldier’s pleasure”: Army Temperance and Victorian military periodicals’

Annemarie McAllister (University of Central Lancashire): ‘How to have fun if you don’t drink: The alternative world of Victorian temperance consumers’

Pam Lock (University of Bristol): ‘Transatlantic temperance and the boom of Sensation fiction in the 1860s’


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5.00-6.15 Panel sessions 8
2.01 8A: Appropriating Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf and Margaret Forster

Panel convened by Neil Addison (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University)

Chair: Jayne Thomas (Cardiff University)

Neil Addison (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan): ‘Connecting the life and ideas of Elizabeth Barrett Browning:  Thomas Hardy, Victorian love and the pure woman’

Kumiko Hoshi (Shinshu University in Nagano, Japan): ‘Inspired by Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Reading Virginia Woolf’s Flush as a fictional metabiography’

Yui Nakatsuma (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University and Rikkyo University, Japan): ‘Examining a neo-Victorian appropriation of Elizabeth Barrett Browning: Re-evaluating Margaret Forster’s Lady’s Maid’

2.02 8B: The Form and Facture of The Pleasure of that Obstinacy: J. Hillis Miller on Anthony Trollope, Reading and Technology

Chair: Joanna Robinson (King’s College London and University of Surrey)

Panel organiser, speaker and commentator: Frederik Van Dam (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Screening of documentary and discussion

1.29 8C: The Child Consumer

Chair: Jen Baker (University of Bristol)

Margaret Cassidy (Adelphi University, Garden City, US): ‘Victorian-era media and the children who loved them: The shifting media environment of 19th-century childhood’

Lucy Andrew: ‘Denouncing the “dreadful”: Crime fiction and child consumers in the mid to late 19th century’

Shu-chuan Yan (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan): ‘A Room of Her Own: Girls and bedroom décor in the Girls’ Own Paper’

1.30 8D: Victorian Afterlives strand (7): Adapting Dickens

Chair: Danielle Norman (Portsmouth University)

Mary Hammond (University of Southampton): ‘Consuming Dickens in the twentieth century: Great Expectations on radio in the US and UK, 1930-1960’

Kathryne Ford (Australian National University): ‘Seeking Charles and consuming Catherine: The neo-Victorian afterlives of Mr. Dickens and Miss Havisham’

Patricia Pulham (University of Portsmouth): ‘Consuming ghosts: The spirit of Lady Dedlock in the BBC’s Dickensian’

1.19 8E: Music and Theatre strand (8): Consuming the Shows of London: Spectacle, Sound and Travel in the 19th-century City

Panel convened by Clare Pettitt (King’s College London)

Chair: George Biddlecombe (Royal Academy of Music)

Jo Hicks (King’s College London): ‘Performing tourism in 1850s London: Albert Smith’s Ascent of Mont Blanc

Roger Parker (King’s College London): ‘Painting (and sounding) the 19th-century Metropolis’

Clare Pettitt (King’s College London): ‘The past as news: Seeing and hearing Vesuvius in London 1820-1845’

1.27 8F: Visual Culture strand (5): The Pre-Raphaelites

Chair: Camilla Adeane

Kumiko Tanabe (Kansai Gaidai University, Japan): ‘J. E. Millais and the fancy picture’

Serena Trowbridge (Birmingham City University): ‘“He feeds upon her face”: Metaphors of consumption in the life and work of Elizabeth Siddall’

Maria Cohut (University of Warwick): ‘“He feeds upon her face by day and night: The Pre-Raphaelites as consumers and artisans of Femininity’

1.26 8G: Medicine, Science and Technology strand (6): Consuming Pre-Historic Beasts

Panel convened by Will Tattersdill (University of Birmingham)

Chair: Jordan Kistler (University of Birmingham)

Richard Fallon (University of Leicester / Centre for Arts and Humanities Research, Natural History Museum): ‘H. N. Hutchinson’s extinct monsters (1892): Making palaeontology palatable at the fin de siècle’

Will Tattersdill (University of Birmingham): ‘Becoming fossils: Adequated metaphors of the Victorian dinosaur in 20th-century popular culture

0.24 8H: Food in the Victorian Novel

Chair: Margaret Denny

Ruth Doherty (Trinity College Dublin): ‘“A bystander at the banquet”: Malthusian consumption in Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley’

Mariaconcetta Costantini (G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti‐Pescara, Italy): ‘The sensational gluttoness: Gendered images of food consumption in Wilkie Collins and Ellen Wood’

Charlotte Boyce (University of Portsmouth): ‘Buyer beware!  Food shopping with George Eliot in “Brother Jacob”’

0.23 8K: Crime and Punishment

Chair: Kimberley Braxton (Keele University)

Emma Deborah Watkins (University of Liverpool): ‘Criminal juvenile lives in the Victorian period: Using nominal-linkage of criminal records’

Guy Woolnough (Keele University): ‘Flaneur or parasite: To what extent could a Victorian gentleman get away with fraud?’

0.22 8L: Tastemakers

Chair: Laura Foster (Cardiff University)

Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University): ‘“The glorious advent of tea-time”: Consuming tea in Victorian nurseries and fairy tales’

Claudia Capancioni (Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln): ‘Janet Ross “who produced at Poggio Gherardo not only books but a rather special vermouth”: Consuming Tuscany in the late nineteenth century’

Kelly P. Bushnell (Royal Holloway): ‘Eating fish in 1883: ‘Converting the terrors of the sea into a very palatable soup’

0.25 8M: Consuming Controversy: Print Culture and its Limits

Panel convened by Andrew King (University of Greenwich)

Chair: Annemarie Mcallister (University of Central Lancashire)

Fiona Snailham (University of Greenwich): ‘Controversial by association?  Consumer responses to Eliza Lynn Linton’s The One Too Many (1894)’

Andrew King (University of Greenwich): ‘Suicide: Popular? Obscene? The case of Ouida’s Two Little Wooden Shoes (1874)’

Ann M. Hale (University of Greenwich): ‘“A lady thoroughly conversant”: Women lawyers and legal information for women ‑ “everybody’s [legal] business”’

6.30-7.15 Reception

Impressionist galleries, National Museum Cardiff

Access via ‘Reardon Smith’ side entrance on Park Place

Cathays Park, CF10 3NP

7.15-8 Organ recital

Introduced by Rachel Cowgill (University of Huddersfield)

Rob Court (Cardiff University Organist): ‘“Temple of Tone”: A 19th-century organ hiding inside a Robert Adam case at the National Museum of Wales’ 

8.15-11.30 Conference dinner

Foyer, National Museum Cardiff

Access to main entry from 8