Princeton-Rutgers Victorian Symposium

02/19/2021 (All day) to 02/20/2021 (All day)
Zoom: Meeting ID: 983 8814 4318

Friday, February 19

1:30 – 3:00, Panel 1: Capital Accounts

On the Threshold of Friendship: Socialist Sympathy at the Fin de Siècle

Gemma Holgate (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The Social Division of Intellectual Labor as a Condition of England in Kingsley's Alton Locke

Marie Sanazaro (Princeton University)

Gothic Marxism: Theorizing an Economy to the Dead

Anthony Gomez (Stony Brook University)


Lacey Muckle (Rutgers University)

3:00 – 3:30, Break

3:30 – 5:00, Panel 2: Psychological Studies

The Texture of The Moonstone: Psychological Epistemologies and the Unity of Consciousness

Scott C. Thompson (Temple University)

“And Perhaps I Might Be So”: Maternal and Conjugal “Méconnaissance” and Abjection in Jane Eyre

Margaret McCurry (New York University)

The Disunity Between Choice and Consent in Daniel Deronda

Alicia Rosenthal (Rutgers University)


Jeewon Yoo (Princeton University)

Saturday, February 20

10:30 – 12:00, Panel 3: Spatial Surveys

“In India, or in that neighborhood”: The Critique of Domestic Imperial Capitalism in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford

Jennifer Heine (University of Southern California)

Forming Identity through Place: Late Victorian London, the Flâneur, and Metaphor in Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Emily Jordan (Arizona State University)

New Imperial Cringe: Haggard, Bathos, and the Limits of Empire 

Conor MacVarish (Columbia University)


Kristin Rose (Rutgers University)

12:00 – 1:30, Break

1:30 – 3:00, Panel 4: Forms of Loss

“The imminent horrors of Cholera”: narrative thwartedness and epidemiological crisis in George Eliot’s Middlemarch

Mary Kate Guma (University of Cambridge)

Alina Shubina (Columbia University)

“A Mind Weighted with Unpublished Matter”: Edward Casaubon and Literary Maternity in Middlemarch

Emily Anderson (Rutgers University)

A Whole of Sutured Parts: In Memoriam, Ineffability, and the Labors of Piecing

Elizabeth Howard (University of Minnesota)


John Schulz (Princeton University)