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All events take place in the Martin E. Segal Theater unless otherwise indicated.
The Annual CUNY Victorian Conference
Friday, May 6, 2016
CUNY Graduate Center
New York, New York
Sponsored by the Victorian Committee of the PhD program in English, the CUNY Graduate Center, Dickens Studies Annual, the Office of the President, the Center for the Humanities, and The Advanced Research Collaborative of the Graduate Center.
This year the theme is “Oceans 19”.
It’s an all-plenary and free conference (no advanced registration required); all interested graduate students and faculty are welcome.
8:45AM – Welcome
Moderator: Maeve Adams, Manhattan College
9:00-10:30AM – Hydroinformation
University of Witwatersrand
“Conrad, Cables and the Deep Indian Ocean”
Pennsylvania State University
“Arctic Dead Letters”
10:30-10:45AM – Break
10:45-12:15PM – Oceanic Ultimatums
University of Maryland
“Oceans Away: Radical Elsewheres”
University of Chicago
“Let Them Sink into the Sea: The West Indies in the Free-Trade Empire”
Lunch – 12:15 – 2:15 P.M.
2:15-3:45PM – Maritime Alterity
University of Toronto
“Soft Water: A Metaphor and Its Vicissitudes”
“The Queer Life under the Sea”
3:45-4:00PM – Break
4:00-5:45PM – Keynote
Amitav Ghosh (Skylight Room)
English Department Lounge