“Victorian Boyhoods” Program

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

Morning Session

8:45 A.M.-12:00 P.M.


Mario DiGangi

Executive Officer

PhD Program in English

CUNY Graduate Center

Morning Moderator: Carolyn Vellenga Berman, The New School

Boyhood Spectacles

Jenny Holt

Meiji University, Tokyo

“Stolen Boyhoods: Reappraising Charles Kingsley’s Role in the Chimney Sweeper Campaign”

Oliver Buckton

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton

“The White Boy’s Burden: Kipling’s Kim and the Recruitment of the Imperial Spy”

Discussion and Break

Boy Friends

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

University of Louisville

“Boys and Pictorial Longing: Henry Scott Tuke”

Karen Bourrier

Boston University

“Tom Tulliver’s Schooldays”

Lunch (on your own)

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

Afternoon Session

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

Afternoon Moderator: Natalka Freeland, The New School

Boys Forever

Pamela Thurschwell

University of Sussex

“Fighting Father Time: Jude the Obscure and Modern Adolescence”

Claudia Nelson

Texas A&M University

“Victorian Boyhood Continued: The Victorian ‘Child-Man'”

Discussion and Break

Finding Fathers

Kelly Hager

Simmons College

“Consider Yourself My Dad: Victorian Boys and the Construction of Family”

Keynote Address:

U.C. Knoepflmacher

Princeton University

“From Boyhood to Adolescence: Robert Browning and Mark Twain as Rudyard Kipling’s Literary Models”


6:00 P.M.

English Common Space, Room 4406

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