“Victorianopolis” Program

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All events take place in the Martin E. Segal Theater unless otherwise indicated

Morning Session

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.


Mario DiGangi

Executive Officer

PhD Program in English

CUNY Graduate Center

Moderator: Nicholas Birns, The New School

Victorians Abroad

David Pike

American University, Washington, D.C.

“The World Street and the Victorian City”

William Cohen

University of Maryland, College Park

“Dickens’s French: Or, a Tale of Two Cities”

Discussion and Break

Dickensian Urbanity

Matthew Beaumont

University College London

“The Old Cupiosity Shape: Dickens and the Nocturnal City”

Julian Wolfreys

Loughborough University, Leicestershire UK

“Quiet: Towards a Phenomenology of Urban Perception in Dickens”

Lunch (on your own)

12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M.


Afternoon Session

2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

Moderator: Annmarie Drury, Queens College, CUNY

Urban Beauty, Urban Sublime

Michelle Allen-Emerson

U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis

Urban Growth: Gardening in the Late Victorian City

Nancy Rose Marshall

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“‘This Horrid Grandeur’: Imagining Fire in the Victorian World”

Discussion and Break

Cities of Delight

Deborah Nord

Princeton University

“Night and Day: Illusion and Carnivalesque at Vauxhall”

Keynote Address:

Judith Walkowitz

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

“The Victorians and Literary Geography”


6:00 P.M.

English Common Space, Room 4406

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