Research Society for Victorian Periodicals to hold annual conference Aug. 21-22 on campus
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals will hold its annual conference Aug. 21-22 on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.
Simon Potter (National University of Ireland, Galway) will deliver the annual Wolff Lecture, titled “The Emergence of an Imperial Press System, 1876-1922.” Potter’s book, News and the British World, was published in 2003.
The program also will include a lecture by Catherine Waters (University of New England, New South Wales), whose book, Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household Words: The Social Life of Goods, received the 2009 Colby Scholarly Book Prize. Her lecture is titled “‘Much of Sala, and but little of Russia’: ‘A Journey Due North.’”
Panel presentations will address themes such as Children’s Journalism, Correspondence and Fundraising, Women’s Poetry in the Periodical Press, Defining National Identity, Religious Networks, the Female Image in the Press, and Readers’ Networks.
The program also will include a round-table discussion focused on using digital resources and a teaching workshop highlighting pedagogical approaches in the field of Victorian journalism.
Pre-conference activities include the William Holman Hunt exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
All members of the UST community are invited to register as participants in the conference. Registration information and other conference details are available at www.stthomas.edu/english/victorian.
E-mail Dr. Alexis Easley for more information.