Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012

FRIDAY, July 27
2:00 – 3 pm Registration for Faculty, Grads, and Authorship participants College Eight
4:00 AFTERLIVES  College Eight 240
  Moderator: Renee Fox (Univ. of Miami)  
  Camilla Hoel (Univ. of Edinburgh and the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim) “The Spirit Pen Solution and Charles Dickens's Authority as an Author”  
  Andrew Maunder (Univ. of Hertfordshire) “Dickens At War, 1914-1918”  
  Melisa Klimaszewski (Drake Univ.) “Makin' All of Her Twist: Rappers and Their Dickens”  
  LIFE WRITING  College Eight 250
  Moderator: Nancy Henry (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)  
  Rebecca Mitchell (Univ. of Texas-Pan American) “'Pale as Hector's Ghost': Thomas Carlyle and Accidental Genius"  
  Victoria Ford Smith (Rice Univ.) “Dickens as Mamie Recalls Him, and Mamie as We Recall Her”  
  David Namie (UCSC) “'This shift from a suggestion to a sign': Neil Bartlett's Queer Biography of Oscar Wilde”  
5:30 Welcome Dinner Porter Dining Hall Patio
7:30 Keynote Lecture: Rosemarie Bodenheimer (Boston College) "Literary Biography and Authorship" Porter Dining Hall
  SATURDAY, July 28  
7:30 am Breakfast College Eight DH
8:30 AFTERIMAGES College Eight 240
  Moderator: Rae Greiner (Indiana Univ.)  
  Susan Cook (Southern New Hampshire Univ.) “'My counterfeit presentments': Dickens, Photography, and Authorship”  
  Monica Brownlow (Rice Univ.) “Picturing the Imagination”  
  John MacNeill Miller (Rutgers) “Out of Hand: Visuality, Writing, and the Detection of Authorship in Bleak House  
8:30 FICTION AND BIOGRAPHY College Eight 250
  Moderator: Irene Tucker (UC Irvine)  
  Marlene Tromp (Arizona State Univ.) “Nancy, Edwin Drood, and Harriet Buswell: 'The Dickensian Effect' and (Real) Murder Stories”
  Christopher Pittard (Univ. of Portsmouth) “Conjuring Dickens”  
  Jon Michael Varese (UCSC) “Dickens: Making and Breaking Contracts”  
10:00 Coffee Break  College Eight 242
  Author: Jonathan Grossman (UCLA) Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel
  Rebecca Stern (Univ. of South Carolina)
  Meredith McGill (Rutgers)
12:15 pm Lunch College Eight DH
  Holly Furneaux (Univ. of Leicester) Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities
  Elsie Michie (Louisiana State Univ.)  
  Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud (Univ. of Tennessee)  
3:00 Free Time  
5:30 Dinner College Eight DH
6:30 Post-Prandial Potations (refreshments)
outside PDH 
7:30 Keynote Lecture: Robert Patten (Rice Univ.) “[De]constructing Authorship” PDH
SUNDAY, July 29  
7:30 am Breakfast College Eight DH
  Author: Sarah Winter (Univ. of Connecticut) The Pleasures of Memory, Learning to Read with Charles Dickens  
  Juliet John (Royal Holloway, Univ. of London)  
  Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi (Univ. of Exeter) 
10:30 Departures for those attending Authorship only

  Coffee available until 4pm  College Eight 242