2021

FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN THE LONG NINETEENTH CENTURY

Tuesday, June 8 – Online Workshop

Convened by

Ian Duncan, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley,

Christine Reynier, Department of English, EMMA, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier,

Nathalie Vanfasse, Department of English, LERMA, Aix-Marseille Université

Program
(Indicated in Pacific Time)

Session 1: Modes / media of knowledge     (9:00 am – 10:15 am)
– 9:00 am – 9:15 am:  Laura Ritland: “‘Disinterestedness” as a Victorian critical concept”/+ 5-minute discussion
– 9:25 am – 9:40 am: Max Kaisler: “Barometry / the barometer: atmospheric pressure, feeling and knowledge”/+ 5-minute discussion
– 9:50 am – 10:05 am: Kévin Cristin: “Travel Writing and Engineering: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Professional and Literary Wanderings »/+ 5-minute discussion

Session 2: Roundtable     (10:20-10:50 am)
“Decolonizing Victorian Studies” – a conversation: Sukanya Banerjee, Ian Duncan

BREAK  (10:50-11:00 am)

Session 3: Gender / sex / the self     (11:00-12:15 am)
11:00 am – 11:15 am : Charlotte Chassefière: “Constructions of the self in the novels of Charlotte Dacre”/+ 5-minute discussion
11:25 am – 11:40 am : Mary Mussman: “Biographical apocrypha, novelistic analogy, the roman à clef, and A.C. Swinburne’s re-conceiving of gender vis-à-vis George Sand”/+ 5-minute discussion
11:50 am – 12:05 pm : Alice Borrego: “Destabilising Discursivity in Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier (1918)”/ + 5-minute discussion

Discussion     (12:15-12:30 am)
Wrapping up / looking forward (to the fall workshop)

 

                         

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