2017: “The Woman Card” Program


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


8:45AM – Welcome

Moderator: Olivia Loksing Moy (Lehman College)


9:00-10:30AM – Codifying

Alison Booth (University of Virginia)

“Strategic Typologies and Particular Webs: Digital Studies of Women’s Lives”

Carolyn Oulton (Canterbury Christchurch University)

“‘will it again be published and remain unread[?]”: canonising late Victorian women’s writing”

10:30-10:45AM – Break


10:45-12:15PM – Inventing

Martha Vicinus (University of Michigan)

“Dorothea or Jane? The Dilemmas of Early Feminist Criticism”

Keynote: “Forty Years On”

Elaine Showalter (Princeton University)


LUNCH (on your own)

12:15 – 2:15 P.M.


2:15-3:45PM – Reading

Jill Ehnenn (Appalachian State University)

“From ‘We Other Victorians’ to ‘Pussy Grabs Back’: Thinking Gender/Thinking Sex in Victorian Studies Today”

Maia McAleavey (Boston College)

“Anti-Individualism and Group Flourishing: Family, School, Ecosystem”

3:45-4:00PM – Break


4:00-5:45PM – Keynote: “Disavowal and Domestic Fiction”

Nancy Armstrong (Duke University)

Respondent: Talia Schaffer (The Graduate Center, CUNY)



6:00 P.M.

English Department Lounge

Room 4406

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