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2009
Friday, August 7th
8:30 AM

Coffee and Refreshments

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 136

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Panel 1: Dickensian Beginnings and Endings

William Hogan, Providence College

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 137

9:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Panel Members:
David Parker, Kingston University
The Pickwick Prefaces
Jerome Meckier, University of Kentucky
Great Expectations -- "a good name?"
Bert Hornback, Universität des Saarlandes
Dickens’s Last Words
Robert Heaman, Wilkes University
Pip as Artist

10:40 AM

Coffee Break

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 136

10:40 AM - 10:55 AM

11:00 AM

Panel 2: Technologies of Reading and Writing

Margaret Darby, Colgate University

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 137

11:00 AM - 12:40 PM

Panel Members:
Ken Crowell, Purdue University
Alternate Expectations: The Dual Roles of Novelist and Publisher in Great Expectations
Jonathan Farina, Seton Hall University
“Our Skeptical As If”: John Tyndall and the Science of Dickens’s Style
Anita Fernandez-Young and Robert Young, Nottingham University
The Character Structures of Dickens’s Novels: Evidence of Development and Innovation
Joel J. Brattin and Rodney Gorme Obien, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Project Boz: Methods, Achievements, and Goals

12:40 PM

Lunch

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 136

12:40 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Panel 3: Gender and Sexuality, Then and Now

Robert Stretter, Providence College

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 137

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Panel Members:
Sharon Kehl Califano, Shortridge Academy
Containing “Romantic Friendships”: Same-Sex Male Desire in Dickens’s David Copperfield and Howard Sturgis’s Tim
Natalie McKnight, Boston University
Gender Bending in Little Dorrit – Fiction and Film
Shari Hodges Holt, University of Mississippi
The Feminine and Masculine Carol: Post-Feminist and Post-Colonial Discourses in Ebbie and Ebenezer

3:30 PM

Coffee Break

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 136

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM

3:45 PM

Panel 4: Transatlanticism and Cultural Space

Raphael Shargel, Providence College

Albert Magnus Hall - Room 137

3:45 PM - 5:25 PM

Panel Members:
Peter Blake, Sussex University
“I think Americans have had enough of British correspondents”: George Augustus Sala and Charles Dickens in America
Diana C. Archibald, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Ports Matter: Transatlantic Travel and Dickens’s Perception of America
David Paroissien, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Bill of Fare: Eating and Drinking in Martin Chuzzlewit
Nancy Metz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University
The Problem of Wiltshire