RSVP Conference: “Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press”

As posted by Kelly Hulander to VICTORIA:

Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
August 21 – 22, 2009

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce that its annual conference will be held at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, August 21 – 22, 2009.

Simon Potter (National University of Ireland, Galway) will deliver the annual Wolff Lecture, titled “The Emergence of an Imperial Press System, 1876 – 1922.”  Potter’s book,  News and the British World, was published in 2003.

The program will also include a lecture by Catherine Waters (University of New England, New South Wales), whose book Commodity Culture in Dickens’s Household
Words:  The Social Life of Goods, received the 2009 Colby Scholarly Book Prize.  Her lecture is titled, “‘Much of Sala, and but little of Russia’:  A Journey Due North.”

Panel presentations will address themes such as Children’s Journalism, Correspondence and Fundraising, Women’s Poetry in the Periodical Press, Defining National Identity, Religious Networks, the Female Image in the Press, and Readers’ Networks.

The program will also include a Roundtable Discussion focused on using digital resources and a Teaching Workshop highlighting pedagogical approaches in the field of Victorian jouralism.

Pre-conference activities include the William Holman Hunt exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Registration information and other conference details are available at www.rs4vp.org or www.stthomas.edu/english/victorian.

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