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  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association 36th Annual Conference

    Material Cultures/Material Worlds PROGRAM

    March 26-28, 2015 – Boston, MA OMNI Parker House Hotel

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      Material  Cultures  /  Material  Worlds  

       March  25-­‐28,  2015  at  the  OMNI  Parker  House  Hotel  in  Boston        

    The  Conference  at  a  Glance       WEDNESDAY  3/25   5-­‐9pm  NCSA  Board  of  Directors  Meeting  (off-­‐site)     THURSDAY  3/26           8am  Registration  opens  in  the  Alcott  Foyer  (until  5pm)     8:30-­‐10am  Session  1   10-­‐10:15am  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer   10:15-­‐11:45am  Session  2   11:45-­‐12:45pm  Lunch  (on  your  own)   12:45-­‐2pm  Session  3   2:15-­‐3:30pm  Session  4   3:30-­‐3:45pm  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer   3:45-­‐5pm  Session  5   6-­‐8pm  Reception  in  the  Press  Room  (2nd  floor,  Parker  House  Hotel)  

      FRIDAY  3/27         8am-­‐5pm  Registration,  Alcott  Foyer   8-­‐8:30am  Continental  Breakfast,  Alcott  Foyer   8:30-­‐10am  Session  1   10-­‐10:15am  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer   10:15-­‐11:30am  Session  2   11:30-­‐2pm  Lunch,  Business  Meeting,  and  Keynote,  Rooftop  Ballroom   2:15-­‐3:30pm  Session  3       3:30-­‐3:45pm  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer   3:45-­‐5pm  Session  4     3:45-­‐5pm  Graduate  Student  Caucus,  Longfellow  Room   5-­‐10pm  Excursion  to  the  Museum  of  Fine  Arts  (advance  sign-­‐up  required)       SATURDAY  3/28         8am-­‐4pm  Registration,  Alcott  Foyer   8-­‐8:30  Continental  Breakfast,  Alcott  Foyer   8:30-­‐10am  Session  1   10-­‐10:15am  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer   10:15-­‐11:45am  Session  2   11:45-­‐12:45pm  Lunch  (on  your  own)  /  Fulbright  Presentation,  Dickens  Room     12:45-­‐2:15pm  Session  3   2:15-­‐2:30pm  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer   2:30-­‐4:00pm  Session  4          

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      FULL  SCHEDULE  

        WEDNESDAY  3/25     5-­‐9  PM  NCSA  Board  of  Directors  Meeting  (Suffolk  University  Poetry  Center)       THURSDAY  3/26           8  AM  Registration  opens  in  the  Alcott  Foyer  (until  5  PM)       THURSDAY  8:30-­‐10  AM       Fashion  Part  1,  Gardner   Mia  Ritzenberg  (University  of  California,  Berkeley)  “Wear  This  While  Bicycling:  An  1885  ‘Active’  Corset”   Heather  Wayne  (University  of  Massachusetts,  Amherst)  “Louisa  May  Alcott’s  Transcontinental  Sheets  and  

     Political  Bonnets:  Reconciling  Domestic  Economies  with  Global  Trade  Relationships  in  Little  Women”   Heidi  Brevik-­‐Zender  (University  of  California,  Riverside)  “Material  Fashion  in  Fiction:  Guy  de  Maupassant’s  ‘La  

     Parure’  (‘The  Necklace’)”      

    Meri-­‐Jane  Rochelson  (Florida  International  University)  Moderator       Books  and  Material  Texts  Part  1,  Longfellow   Kimberly  J.  Stern  (University  of  North  Carolina,  Chapel  Hill)  “Blue  Spectacles  and  Blue  China:  Oscar  Wilde,       Material  Luxury,  and  Pessimism”       Sean  Barry  (Longwood  University)  “Irrepressible  Wordiness  in  ‘The  Thorn’”   Anna  J.  Brecke  (University  of  Rhode  Island)  “Constructing  Femininity:  Language  and  Material  Cultural  in  Mary  

    Elizabeth  Braddon’s  Later  Novels  and  OED  Citations”   Rebecca  Soares  (Arizona  State  University)  “Immaterial  Poetics  and  the  Multiple  Materialities  of  Walt  Whitman’s  

    Verse”     Regina  Hewitt  (University  of  South  Florida)  Moderator     Germany  and  Things,  Stowe   Bartell  Berg  (University  of  Southern  Indiana)  “Earthly  Blessings  and  Worldly  Poison:  Material  Desires  in  Peter       Rosegger’s  Fiction”     Christine  Kenison  (Carolina  Duke  Graduate  Program  in  German  Studies)  “‘Just  things’:  the  Concretization  of       Identity  Management  Through  Trade  in  Gustav  Freytag’s  Soll  und  Haben”   Samuel  Frederick  (Pennsylvania  State  University)  “Collecting  vs.  Mimesis:  German  Realism  and  the  Problem  of  

     Insignificance”   Amy  Emm  (The  Citadel)  “Props  and  Poetic  Devices  in  Zacharias  Werner’s  Romantic  Plays”     Sarah  Leonard  (Simmons  College)  Moderator      

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    THURSDAY  10-­‐10:15  AM  Coffee  Break,  Alcott  Foyer     THURSDAY  10:15-­‐11:45  AM     Fashion  Part  2,  Gardner     Chloe  Flower  (New  York  University)  “Cashmere  Shawls  and  Imperial  History  in  North  and  South”   Kate  Faber  Oestreich  (Coastal  Carolina  University)  “Written  Fidelity  /  Photographic  Falsities:  The  Nineteenth-­‐     Century  Material  World  in  Virginia  Woolf’s  Orlando”   Sabine  Chaouche  (New  College,  The  University  of  Oxford  )  “Material  Boys:  Undergraduates  and  Commodity       Culture  in  Nineteenth-­‐Century  Oxford”   Maeve  O'Riordan  (University  of  Maynooth)  “The  Material  Culture  of  British  Supra-­‐National  Elite  Weddings  During  

     the  ‘Twilight’  Years  of  the  Irish  Ascendancy,  1874  –  1914”    

    Keaghan  Turner  (Coastal  Carolina  University)  Moderator     Women  as/and  Things,  Longfellow     Lillie  Webb  (Boston  University)  “Subjecting  the  Object:  Soft  Power  and  Textual  Presence  in  Balzac’s  Splendeurs  et       Misères  des  Courtisanes”     Myriam  Krepps  (Pittsburgh  State  University)  “Collecting  Bodies”     Chih-­‐Ping  Chen  (Alma  College)  “Dangerous  Liaisons:  Female  Host  and  the  Pictorialized  Body  in  Villette”   Natalia  Angeles  Vieyra  (Temple  University)  “Illuminating  Addiction:    Morphinomania  in  Fin  de  Siècle  Visual  

     Culture”    

    Peter  Capuano  (University  of  Nebraska-­‐Lincoln)  Moderator    

     Supernatural  Things,  Stowe  

    Amanda  Shubert  (University  of  Chicago)  “Dematerializing  History:  Phantasmagoria  in  A  Tale  of  Two  Cities”   Shirlynn  Sham  (Columbia  University)  “Unmasking  the  Material  Taxonomy  of  The  Phantasmagoria:  Ghost  Show    

    Spectatorship  and  Modern  Painting”   Katherine  J.  Kim  (Boston  College)  "Spectrality  Matters:  The  Materiality  of  Haunting  and  Our  Mutual  Friend"       Paul  Croce  (Stetson  University)  Moderator     THURSDAY  11:45-­‐12:45  PM              Lunch  (on  your  own)     THURSDAY  12:45-­‐2  PM       Orientalist  and  Colonial  Things  Part  1,  Alcott  A   Catherine  E.  Anderson  (University  of  California,  Davis)  “From  Fetish  to  Spolia:  African  Objects  as  War  Trophies  in  

     Nineteenth-­‐Century  Britain”   Alex  Bubb  (King’s  College  London)  “The  Residue  of  Modernity:  Technology,  Anachronism  and  Bric-­‐à-­‐Brac  in       Anglo-­‐Indian  Writing,  1870-­‐1914”     Elizabeth  Heath  (Baruch  College-­‐CUNY)  “Cooking  with  the  Colonies:  Domestic  Science,  Empire,  and  the  Making  of       the  Modern  French  Home,  1890-­‐1910”    

      Linda  Gertner  Zatlin  (Morehouse  College)  Moderator

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