MVSA: 2009 Conference Program and Abstracts

2009 Conference: Tipping Points
April 17-19, 2009
Indiana University East, Richmond, IN

FRIDAY, APRIL 17th

REGISTRATION, 12:00-3:15pm.Community Room, Whitewater Hall, IU East campus

WELCOME, 1-1:15p.m.: MVSA President Linda K. Hughes (Texas Christian U)

SESSION ONE, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
Tipping Victorian London

BREAK 2:45-3:15pm

SESSION TWO, 3:15-4:45p.m.
Darwinian Tipping Points

JANE STEDMAN LECTURE & RECEPTION
Sponsored by Univ.of Dayton Dept. of English 5:15-6:15pm, Whitewater Art Gallery
Keynote speaker: Jonathan Smith, author of Charles Darwin and Victorian Visual Culture
"1859: A Tipping Point for Evolution?"

Dinner—Unscheduled: see packet suggestions

SATURDAY, APRIL 18th
Wayne County Historical Museum, A Street & 11th Street, downtown Richmond

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, 8:30-9am

SESSION THREE, 9-10:30 a.m.
Competing Spirits of the Age

SESSION FOUR, 10:45-12:15 p.m.
Tipping Points in the Literary Marketplace

LUNCH, BUSINESS MEETING & 2ND KEYNOTE
12:30-2 p.m, Museum
Keynote speaker: Ivan Kreilkamp, co-editor of Victorian Studies and the inaugural winner of the MVSA First Book Prize
"Victorian Studies Unbound"

SESSION FIVE, 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Changing Narratives

SESSION SIX, 4-5:30 p.m.
Musical Tipping Points

5:30-6:15pm: Walking Tour of the Historical District & to Gennett Mansion, Main & 19th

DINNER
Gennett Mansion, 6:30-7:30pm Musical Concert, 7:30-8:30pm: “Popular Victorian Songs in the Novels of Charles Dickens” sung by IU East voice students

SUNDAY, APRIL 19th
Hayes Library, Hayes Hall, IU East campus

SESSION SEVEN, 9:00-10:30am
Men in Transition

SESSION EIGHT, 11-12:30 p.m.
Women in Transition