2015: “The Way We Read Victorians Now” Program

Click on speakers’ names for biographies

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


8:45 – Mario DiGangi

Executive Officer

PhD Program in English

CUNY Graduate Center

Moderator: Jonathan Farina, Seton Hall University

9:00-10:30am – What’s in a Book?

Rachel Sagner Buurma

Swarthmore College

“Note, Index, Topic: The Preparation of the Victorian Novel”

Nicholas Dames

Columbia University

“Books and Days: Counting Time in the Novel”

10:30-10:45 – Break

10:45-12:15 – What is a Book?

Elizabeth Miller

University of California at Davis

“Reading in Review”

Deidre Lynch

Harvard University

“Paper Slips: The Nineteenth-Century Album and other misadventures in book-keeping”


12:15 P.M. – 2:15 P.M.

2:15-3:45pm – The Victorian Digital Sublime

Natalie Houston

University of Houston

“A Change of Scale: Reading Victorian Poetry in the New Scholarly Archive”

Paul Fyfe

North Carolina State University

“The .txtual condition of Victorian newspapers”

3:45-4:00pm – Break

4:00-5:45pm – Roundtable: The History and Future of Victorian Media

Chair: Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia

Andrew Stauffer

University of Virginia

“Traces in the Stacks”

Patrick Leary

Independent Scholar

“Scarcity and Abundance in Periodicals Research”

Lisa Gitelman

New York University

“Digital Representations of the Not-Digitized”

Meredith Martin

Princeton University

“Prosody as Archive”


6:00 P.M.

Segal Theater

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