4, 2017 Francis Marion Hotel Charleston, South Caro

4, 2017 Francis Marion Hotel Charleston, South Caro
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
38th Annual Conference
February 2 – 4, 2017
Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, February 2: 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Thursday, February 2: 8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
I-A. Slavery and Abolition
Holding the Memories of Slavery and Freedom: Edward Strutt Abdy and the American Antislavery
Caroline M. Kisiel, DePaul University
Portraiture and Agency in Reconsidering Reconstruction
Kate C. Lemay, National Portrait Gallery
James McCune Smith and Nat Turner at the End of the Human World
Rachel Banner, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
An Unfinished Struggle: Black Abolitionists and Civil War Memory
Frank J. Cirillo, University of Virginia
I-B. PANEL: E.T.A. Hoffmann and Memory: Romantic Commemoration in Life and Art
Moderator: Stacey L. Hahn, Oakland University
Trauma and Buried Memories in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s ‘Die Bergwerke zu Falun’
Christina Weiler, Purdue University
E.T.A. Hoffmann: Memories and Their Influence on What We See
Joseph Rockelmann, Hampden-Sydney College
Hoffmann, Bergson, and the Matter of Memory
Julian Knox, University of South Alabama
Memory Against Form: Romantic Self-Representation in the Novels of E.T.A. Hoffmann
Christopher R. Clason, Oakland University
I-C. Memory and Meaning in Postmortem Photography
Pristine Recollections: Posthumous Portraits of Children and the Creation of Idealized and Unrealized
Sarah Iepson, Community College of Philadelphia
Defeating Death with the Camera: The Thanatographic Photographer in the 1800s
Joanna Madloch, Montclair State University
Mirrors with a Memory: Postmortem Photography and Spirit Photography in Late Victorian Fiction and
Susan E. Cook, Southern New Hampshire University
Nineteenth-Century Bibelots: Female Photographs, Hair and Dead Bodies
Celine Brossillon, Ursinus College
I-D. Art for Popular Consumption
Remembering William Morris in France and the Case for l’art populaire
Michael Duffy, East Carolina University
Graven on the Plate of the Mind: Discourses of Memory and Engraving in Victorian Literature and
Culture, 1830-1860
Lanya Lamouria, Missouri State University
Private Commemorations in David d’Angers’ Bronze Portrait Medallions of Celebrities
Sean DeLouche, Baylor University
Remembering Victorian Gamers
Alyssa Bellows, Boston College
I-E. Travel and Identity
Memorializing “Golden Ages”: Race, History and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Asia
Constance Chen, Loyola Marymount University
Memory and Nature: Harriet Martineau and Ireland’s Bogland
Julie Donovan, George Washington University
“It’s not even past”: Bridging Victorian and Contemporary British Travel Writing about the American
Christopher M. Keirstead, Auburn University
The Presence of the Present: The Colonial Revival and Photography
Anne Krulikowski, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Thursday, February 2: 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Coffee break
Thursday, February 2: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
II-A. Reshaping African American Civil War Participation and Commemoration
Chair: Stanley Harrold, South Carolina State University
Memory and African-American Military Participation in the Civil War
Miller W. Boyd, III, University of Mississippi
How Black Americans Remembered John Wilkes Booth
Leonne M. Hudson, Kent State University
U.S. Colored Troops as Post-war Inmates of Soldiers’ Homes: The Relationship Between Black and
White “Disabled Veterans” and the Civil War Culture of Commemoration
Kelly D. Mezurek, Walsh University
African American Commemoration and Militarization in Reconstruction-Era Kentucky
Shannon M. Smith, St. John’s University
II-B. Sacred and Secular: Music and Memory
The Cecilian Reforms: Longing for the Past in the Roman Rite
Christina L. Reitz, Western Carolina University
The Kreutzer Sonata: Convergence of the Arts
David Z. Kushner, University of Florida
French Artists and German Musicians: Commemorating the Triumphs of Music in Late NineteenthCentury Art
Peter Schmunk, Wofford College
Remembering Nineteenth-Century Belgian Violinists
Richard Sutcliffe, Royal Conservatory of Brussels
II-C. Monumental Paris
Monuments in Bronze, Memories on Paper: The Paris Commune and the Politics of Memory
Asli Menevse, Cornell University
Spectacular Collisions at la Grande Croisée
Katherine Gantz, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
The Death of a God: Victor Hugo’s Funeral
Abigail Ray Alexander, University of Southern Indiana
History as Place: Memorials in Fin-de-Siècle Paris
Melissa Deininger, Iowa State University
II-D. Melodrama
Poverty, Spectacle, and Happy Endings in Nineteenth-Century Melodrama
Arnold Anthony Schmidt, California State University, Stanislaus
“An édition de luxe of a wicked French novel”: Victorian Pornography and Oscar Wilde’s Good Woman
Emily D. Wicktor, North Dakota State University
Online Nineteenth-Century Theater History Resource at the Folger Shakespeare Library
Molly Anne Rothenberg, Tulane University
H. H. Wilson and Sanskrit Theatre: German Romanticism in British India
Lynn Zastoupil, Rhodes College
II-E. Childhood Remembered
The Bicentennial of Branwell Brönte: Remembering his Boyhood/Forgetting his Manhood
Judith E. Pike, Salisbury University
A Victorian Doll’s House in Post-War London: Rumer Godden’s Child Archivists
Chloe Flower, New York University
Preserving, Recalling, and Imagining the Past: Reading the Secrets of Sea-Chests in Robert Louis
Stevenson’s Treasure Island
Rebekah Greene, Georgia Institute of Technology
Thursday, February 2: 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee break
Thursday, February 2: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
III-A. Performing Race
“Tain’t no black-faced white trash”: African American Performances of Slavery and Emancipation in the
Late Nineteenth-Century South
Bethany D. Holstrom, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Signifying and Subversion: The Many-Layered Cakewalk
Carole Watterson Troxler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
National Memory, the Black South, and Turn-of-the-Century World’s Fairs
Christina Henderson, Augusta University
New Orleans Carnival: Embodied Memories of a European Legacy and the Forming of a Social Elite
Sascha Just, CUNY Graduate Center
III-B. Mourning and Remembering the Sea
Moderator: Maura Coughlin, Bryant University
Whale as Palimpsest: Memorial Cultures Aboard a Nineteenth-Century Whaler
Kelly Bushnell, University of West Florida
“For the Strange is His Province”: Thoreau’s Beachwrecking
Maura D’Amore, Saint Michael’s College
Marble, Ivory, and Braided Hair: Remembering the Wreck of the Rose in Bloom
Erika Schneider, Framingham State University
Grief, Longing and Maritime Things
Maura Coughlin, Bryant University
III-C. Remembering and Misremembering the Civil War Through Poetry, Performance and
Moderator: Abby Glogower, University of Rochester
Reproducing the Empty Sleeve: The Mass Media of Trauma
Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, Wofford and Converse Colleges
Successfully and Unsuccessfully Staging the Civil War
Amy Arbogast, University of Rochester
A History of Masculinity: Paul Dunbar’s Civil War
Stephanie Farrar, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
Xanthus Smith: Marine Painting and Nationhood
Eva McGraw, CUNY Graduate Center
III-D. Empire, Nationalism and Consumerism
Restoring Health, Restoring Monarch: “Diseased” Celebrations and the Victorian Social Body
Jacob Steere-Williams, College of Charleston
Commemorating the Victorians in Gissing’s In the Year of the Jubilee
Kathryn Crowther, Georgia State University, Perimeter College
Rudyard Kipling’s “Catchpenny Verse”: “The Absent-Minded Beggar”
Tai-Chun Ho, National Taiwan University
III-E. Patriotism Colonialism, and Immigration in Nineteenth-Century Commemoration
The “Pilgrim of Liberty” Visits South Carolina: The Marquis de Lafayette in 1824
Alexia Helsley, University of South Carolina at Aiken
Savannah Welcomes Oglethorpe: A Case of Historical Memory
Michael Morris, College of Coastal Georgia
Commemorating Patriotism and Ethnic Cooperation in Massachusetts: Monuments to the Pilgrim Fathers
and John Boyle O’Reilly
Meaghan Dwyer-Ryan, University of South Carolina at Aiken
A Delicate Balance: Andrew Jackson, Clark Mills and Commemoration
Sue E. Barker, CUNY Graduate Center
Thursday, February 2: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Lunchtime roundtables
Box lunches will be available for participants to bring to the roundtables.
Roundtable 1: Nineteenth-Century Scholars in the Twenty-First Century Community College
Moderator: Lizzie McCormick, Suffolk County Community College
Cecile Kandl, Bucks County Community College
Aliza Atik, Queensborough Community College
Naomi Stubbs, LaGuardia Community College
Roundtable 2: Interdisciplinarity in the Nineteenth Century
Moderator: Judith W. Page, University of Florida
Respondent: James Chandler, University of Chicago
The Blake Archive: Digital Technology and Interdisciplinary Study
Morris Eaves, University of Rochester; Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities; Co-Editor,
Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly
The Cultural Continuum of Text and Image
Elise L. Smith, Millsaps College
Plants & Planter: An Innovative, Interdisciplinary Digital Humanities Project at the University of South
John Knox, University of South Carolina Center for Digital Humanities
Mixed Media and Multi-Disciplinary: Collaborative, Digital Creation in the English Graduate Classroom
Lindsey Seatter, University of Victoria
Developing Global Nineteenth Century Studies: Crossing Borders and War Zones, Creating Transnational
Scholarly Communities
Alberto Gabriele, Tel Aviv University
Roundtable 3: Collaboration in the Nineteenth Century
Moderator: Marlene Tromp, Arizona State University
Panelists: TBA
Thursday, February 2: 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
IV-A. Reconciliation through Commemoration: New Directions in Historical Memory of the
American Civil War
Moderator: Adam H. Domby, College of Charleston
“What Do They Know of the Horrors of Gettysburg?”: Union Veterans and the “Problem” of
Reconciliation after the Civil War
Brian Matthew Jordan, Sam Houston State University
“A Mecca of Patriotism”: How the Civil War Shaped Commemorative Landscapes of the Revolutionary
War in Late Nineteenth-Century North Carolina
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Libby Prison War Museum: Site of Commemoration or Confederate Indictment
Angela M. Riotto, University of Akron
Loyal Deserters and the Veterans Who Weren’t: Fraud and Fabrication in Civil War Memory
Adam H. Domby, College of Charleston
IV-B. Public, Private, and Political: Problematic Biographies
“Let us now praise famous men”: The Perverse Commemorations of Kipling’s School Stories
Laura White, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Private Memoir or Public Propaganda?: The Egyptian Albums of Field Marshall Lord Grenfell
Christie Harner, Dartmouth College
“History Told by History Makers: Selling the Subscription War Book
Kimberly E. Armstrong, Metropolitan Community College
Now Versus Then: A Closer Look at Stendhal’s Lives of Great Men
Antoine Guibal, University of Virginia
IV-C. Legacies of Political Turmoil
Octave Tassaert’s Heaven and Hell, the French Second Republic, and Determining the Course of History
Anthony M. Huffman, Case Western Reserve University
Memory as Interactive Representation in Horace Vernet’s The Apotheosis of Napoleon
Alissa R. Adams, University of Iowa
Commemoration Through Fantastic and Exoticizing Fiction in Alexandre Dumas’ Les Mille un Fantômes
Madaline Meirosu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Memorializing Napoleon: Nikolai Gretsch’s Experiences in England and France
Ben P. Robertson and Ekaterina V. Kobeleva, Troy University
IV-D. Partial, Ambivalent, and Paradoxical: Memory in Jane Austen
Jane Austen’s Partial Memory
Angus Ledingham, Yale University
Home as an Economic Issue in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility
Pallabi Gupta, Georgia State University
What’s Love Got to do with it? Ambivalence and the Lyric Figure in Jane Austen’s Persuasion
Kaitlyn Sterr, Marquette University
IV-E. Commemorating and Challenging Colonialism
Remembering the 1857 Indian Uprising in Civic Celebrations
Danielle Nielsen, Murray State University
Specters of Empire: Tracing the Colonial in Contemporary Indian Imagination
Mira Rai Waits, Appalachian State University
Memorials and Commemoration in Colonial Algeria from 1830-1914
Emmanuel Alcaraz, Université de Nanterre and IRMC - Tunis
The Same Effort and the Same Death: The Natal Volunteers and the Memory of the Langalibalele
Incident of 1873
Jacob Ivey, Florida Institute of Technology
Thursday, February 2: 3:45 – 4:00 – Coffee break
Thursday, February 2: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
V-A. Lynching and American Memory
Moderator: Vernon Burton, Clemson University
Lynching in the American Imagination
Mari Crabtree, College of Charleston
Addressing the Legacies of Genocide in California
Benjamin Madley, University of California – Los Angeles
Willing Victims and Blameless Executioners: Lynching and Commemoration in Nineteenth-Century
Laura Arata, Oklahoma State University
The Contested Legacy of Ida B. Wells
Kristina DuRocher, Morehead State University
V-B. Self-Made Memories and Recent Notoriety
Tracing the Self-Made Monument: B. R. Haydon as Legacy Entrepreneur
Chris Haffenden, Uppsala University
Cultivating Self to Self-Curation: The Diary of Harry Watkins and His Audience
Naomi J. Stubbs, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY
Registering the Self: Photography and Memory Among the Ottoman Intelligentsia in the 1890s
Zeynep Seviner, Bilkent University
V-C. Romantic Landscapes, Memory and Meaning
Flaubert, Michelet: History as Resurrection of the Past
Christophe Ippolito, Georgia Institute of Technology
Tourism and Memory in Gustave Flaubert’s Par les champs et par les grèves (1847)
Alexandre Bonafos, University of South Carolina
Why Sylvie? On Nerval’s Symbolic Imaginary
Divya Menon, Stony Brook University
Memory into Art: Washington Allston’s and J.M.W. Turner’s Monuments to the Swiss Alps
Diana Strazdez, University of California Davis
V-D. Women Shaping their Legacies
The Forgotten Papillon: Marie Taglioni’s Commemorated Body and Forgotten Work
Tessa Nunn, Duke University
Narrative Artifacts: Framing Female Memories in Mary Shelley’s Short Stories
Melissa Merte, University of Minnesota
“A New Type of Beauty”: Loie Fuller, Performance and the Renegotiation of Memory
Lara Karpenko, Carroll University
“Here lies Marie”: Remembering Marie Bashkirtseff in Word and Image
Janalee Emmer, Brigham Young University
V-E. Invoking the Medieval
“Make it a Medieval Matter”?: Gender Violence as Historical Spectre or Domestic-Realist Present in
Charlotte Mew’s “A White Night”
Kristen Renzi, Xavier University
Remembering the Middle Ages: Paul Gaugin’s Breton Circle and the Fin-de-siècle Gothic Revival
Kurt Rahmlow, University of North Texas
Allegory and Other Heathen Rites: Commemorating Poetry in The Wild Irish Girl and The Lay of an Irish
Sean Barry, Longwood University
Was Saint Patrick a Protestant?
Jamie Rowan Blake Knox, Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, February 2: 6:00-8:00
Welcome Reception – Gold Ballroom
Friday, February 3: 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Friday, February 3: 8:00 – 9: 15 a.m.
VI-A. Nineteenth-Century Politics of Commemoration
Nationalist Ironies in Nineteenth-Century America: Representations of the “Disunionist Schemes” of
New England Federalists and the Suppression of Slavery’s Place in the Early Republic
Asaf Almog, University of Virginia
Politics and Iconography in New York’s Civil War Monuments, 1864-1902
Akela Reason, University of Georgia
Cast in Two Roles: Unveiling Edinburgh’s Statue of Abraham Lincoln
Caroline Hurley, University of Sussex
Conflicted Legacy: Minnesota and the Civil War
Kathleen Gorman, Minnesota State University Mankato
VI-B. Architectural Memories and National Identity
Commemorating Freedom: Architecture and Anti-Colonialism in St. Domingue
Halina Adams, University of Delaware
Monuments to the Motherland: Canadian Castles of the 1830s
Jessica Mace, Université du Québec in Montreal
Commemorating Chile’s Independence: Synthesis and Projection of the Nation through Architecture
Katherine Vyhmeister, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez
Finnish Folklore and Architectural Commemoration of Cultural Identity: Hensinki’s Pohjola Building
Kevin Grace, University of Cincinnati
VI-C. Nature
Nature Poetry as an Information Environment: Agency, Authorship and Memory
Drew Hubbell, Susquehanna University
“Flowers That Never Fade”: Harvard’s Glass Flowers as Models and Memorials
Ellery Foutch, Middlebury College
Grave Thoughts: Thomas Hardy’s Elegies of Dead Pets
Christine Roth, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Mnemonic Creatures in the Menagerie of Edgar Allan Poe
Lauren Curtright, Georgia State University, Perimeter College
VI-D. Memory and Social Voice
“Mem’ry and Hope from their Home Exiled”: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Education and the “Idiot
Kathleen Beres Rogers, College of Charleston
Decently Buried: Victorian Burial Anxiety, Class, and the Black Market Anatomy Trade
Elizabeth Sheckler, University of New Hampshire
The Missing Monument: Recovering the Legacy of Deaf Visual Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
Abigail Glogower, University of Rochester
“Poor and Dead”: Virginia Debtors Remember the Revolution
Jackson Sasser, College of William and Mary
VI-E. Memory and Meaning in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Grave Markers
Moderator: Annette Stott, University of Denver
A Tale of Two Gravestones: Race and Materiality in Nineteenth Century New England
Elise M. Ciregna, Markers, the Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies
The Mary Washington Monument: ‘The Virtues of a Woman’
Lindsay E. Shannon, North Central College
Mobility, Meaning, and Memorialization: The Migration of Ideal Sculpture from the Home to the
Elisabeth L. Roark, Chatham University
Friday, February 3: 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Coffee break
Friday, February 3: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
VII-A. Civil War Memory and Reconstruction in American Politics and Culture
Moderator: William A. Blair, Pennsylvania State University
Rebecca Harding Davis’s Uneasy Peace: Literary Radicalism, Political Uncertainty, and Cultural
Sarah E. Gardner, Mercer University
Forgetting the Bloody Shirt: Oliver P. Morton and the Politics of Civil War Memory
A. James Fuller, University of Indianapolis
Civil War Memory at the Centennial Exhibition
Krista Kinslow, Boston University
VII-B. Turbulent French Histories
Prud’hon’s Memory of the First Republic
Michael Ridlen, University of Iowa
Remembering the Revolution: Wordsworth, Benjamin, and Mnemonic Critique
Joseph McQueen, Northwest University
Histoire Particulière: Troubadour Painting and the Representation of Pre-Revolutionary Women in PostRevolutionary France
Marina Kliger, New York University
Commemorating Defeat: Auguste Rodin’s The Burghers of Calais (1889)
Margaret M. Fowler, Tulane University
VII-C. Theater, Memory, and Identity
Memory and Obscurity in the German Romantic Historical Drama
Amy Emm, The Citadel
History, Cultural Capital, and Commercialism: Tennyson’s Becket at the Lyceum
Renata Kobetts Miller, City College of New York
Unofficial Memory and Politics in Late Nineteenth-Century Argentine Popular Theater
Victoria Garrett, College of Charleston
Power and Propaganda: Theatrical Representations of Napoleon Bonaparte During the Second Empire
Janice Best, Acadia University
VII-D. Creating Class Through Memory
“Let the Girls Be True Women”: Technology and Motherhood in the Literary Servant Memoir
Erin D. Chamberlain, Washburn University
Composita, the “Mascot” of the Smith College Class of 1886: Remembering Victorian-Era College
Sisterhood and Social Caste Expectations
Kris Belden-Adams, University of Mississippi
Ellen Johnston’s Manufactured Memories
Sarah MacDonald, Kent State University
Historical Pageants in late Victorian and Edwardian England: A Performance of Memory
Susan Slattery, University of Toronto
VII-E. Civic Celebrations
Illuminating History: Civic Celebration and National Identity in the Poetry of Felicia Hemans
Cynthia Schooler Williams, Wentworth University of Technology
Historical Memory and Conflict within the Radical Community: The Commemoration of the Haymarket
Martyrs and the Paris Commune in Barre, Vermont (1903-1908)
Andrew Hoyt, University of Minnesota
Repatriation Through Discovery: Revisiting the 1605 Gunpowder Plot in Children’s Fourth of July Tales
Steve Bellomy, Clarke University
Quoting the 1790s: Chartism and the Remaking of the Past
Casie LeGette, University of Georgia
Friday, February 3: 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Coffee break
Friday, February 3: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
VIII-A. Slavery’s Long Legacy
Remembering and Re-presenting African American History: Photographs at the National Museum of
African American History and Culture
Anna M. Dempsey, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
After Charleston: Politics, Protest, and the Civil War Soldier Monument
Sarah Beetham, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
“What does Lee Mean for Us in a World of Missiles and Astronauts?” Robert E. Lee as a Touchstone
During the Modern Civil Rights Movement
J. Tracy Power, Newberry College
Randolph Cemetery and the Politics of Death in the Post-Civil War South
Ashley Towle, University of Maryland, College Park
VIII-B. Paris in Art
The Paris Commune and the “Political Unconscious” in G. F. Watts’s The Return of Godiva
David Stewart, University of Alabama Huntsville
Urban Change and Cultural Memory in Nineteenth-Century Paris
Jacek Blaszkiewicz, Eastman School of Music
Celebrating the City: The 1867 Paris Exposition Universelle and Monet’s Jardin de l’Infante
Julie A. Dansereau-Tackett, Case Western Reserve University
The Borderless Image: Felix Philippoteaux’s Siege of Paris
Jessica Larson, CUNY Graduate Center
VIII-C. Monuments to Nineteenth-Century Music
Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music Commemorative of American Industry and Invention
Robert W. Groves, North Dakota State University
Thematic Catalogs: Constructing the Nineteenth Century’s Compositional Canon
Michael Saffle, Virginia Tech
Retrospective Monuments: Hollywood and the Stephen Foster Memorial
John C. Tibbetts, University of Kansas
VIII-D. Assimilation and Division: Views of Nineteenth-Century Jewish and Polish Identities
Contested Memory: Peter Rosegger and the Heine Memorial
Bartell Berg, University of Southern Indiana
The Death of Abraham: History and Forgetting in Nineteenth Century Sweden
Gabriella Ekman, Uppsala University - Campus Gotland
“I’ve looked in for auld lang syne”: Jewish Holidays and Jewish Memory in Late Victorian Life and
Meri-Jane Rochelson, Florida International University
In Haunting Memory: The Gothic Memory of Poland in Nineteenth-Century United States Print Culture
Jill Walker Gonzalez, LaSierra University
VIII-E. Victorian Scrapbooks as Commemoration and Self-Writing
Narrating the Self: Scrapbook as Graphic Novel
Alexis Easley, University of St. Thomas
The Thumb-O-Graph and the Friendship Album Tradition
Laura Zebhur, University of St. Thomas
Scrapbook Secrets: The Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Album as Construct of Identity and Legacy
Andrea Stewart, University of St. Thomas
Conversations and Contexts: The Clippings Scrapbook and the Woman Question in the 1840s
Mercedes Sheldon, University of St. Thomas
Friday, February 3: 12:30-3:00 p.m. NCSA Business Meeting/Lunch
Keynote Address: Dr. Maurie McInnis (University of Texas, Austin)
Sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Citadel
Friday, February 3: 3:15-5:00 p.m. optional tours of Charleston (advance registration required)
Saturday, February 4: 7:15 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Saturday, February 4: 8:00 – 9: 15 a.m.
IX-A. Unfinished Emancipations
Memory and Displaced Bodies in Leonora Sansay’s Secret History; or, the Horrors of Saint Domingo
Jillmarie Murphy, Union College
The Memory of Slavery as Freedom’s Foil: Plantation Labor and the Trope of Slavery in the Aftermath of
British Emancipation
Amitava Chowdhury, Queen’s University Canada
Victor Schoelcher, Cyrille Bissette, and the Historical Memory of the French Revolution
Jonathan Dusenbury, Vanderbilt University
“It is and will remain forever impossible to adequately portray”: Spoken, Unspoken and Speaking
Commemoration in Octavia Victoria Roger Albert’s The House of Bondage (1890)
Kathleen Hankinson, Stony Brook University
IX-B. Monumental Changes
“The Noblest Monument of National Glory in the World”: John Flaxman’s Britannia Triumphant, a
Proposed Design for a British Naval Monument
Josh Hainy, University of Iowa
Statuary Haul: The Removal of the J.L.M. Curry Statue
David W. Chapman, Samford University
Emigrant Memories: Commemorating a Remote Past, Exemplified by the Norse Leif Erikson Monument
in Downtown Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research
Keats, Haydon, and the Elgin Marbles: Commemorating the Artist’s Public Role in the Haydon Sonnets
Martin P. McNamee, Meredith College
IX-C. Birth to Death: Gendered Body as Site of Memory
The Evolutionary Fetus and the Prehistoric Womb in Laforgue’s Poetry
Natalie Deam, Stanford University
Re-Membering Mrs. Potiphar in the Nineteenth Century
Angie Blumberg, Saint Louis University
Rachilde’s Monsieur Venus (1884) and ‘Madame Vulcain’: The Male Body as a Feminist
Commemoration in the Making
Loïc Lerme, Indiana University Bloomington
Sophocles, Family Relations and Memorial Objects in George Eliot’s Romola
Kimberly VanEsveld Adams, Elizabethtown College
IX-D. Memory and Modernity: Artistic Influences in Nineteenth-Century Painting
Paired Coming-of-Age Paintings by Edouard Manet
Phylis Floyd, Michigan State University
Re-membering “Degas”: Eulogies, Memoirs, and Disavowals
Heather J. Vinson, Kalamazoo College
Une Finésse Fragonardienne: Berthe Morisot and the Legacy of the Rococo
Casey Monda, Cleveland Institute of Art
Painting from Memory: The Baudelirean Ideals of Van Gogh’s The Potato Eaters
Christa DiMarco, The University of the Arts
IX-E. Handicrafts, Relationships & Consumerism
Crafting Sentiment: Feminine Handicrafts and Nostalgia in Dickens’ Novels
Lauren Miskin, Southern Methodist University
“Forget-me-not”: Autograph Albums and Memory-Making in the U.S.
Jennifer Black, Misericordia University
Enframing Memories: A Decorative Photo Album by Mary Watts
Elise Smith, Millsaps College
Stitching Tradition and Identity: Slave Quilts and the Prejudicial South
Kelly M. Cox, University of Alabama
Saturday, February 4: 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. – Coffee break
Saturday, February 4: 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
X-A. Editing and Curating Memories
Commemoration of a Lapsed Career: The Bibliographical Codes of Poems by J. R. (1850)
David C. Hanson, Southeastern Louisiana University
“Burn Freely”: James Anthony Froude and the Carlyles’ Private Papers
Sarah Allison, Loyola University of New Orleans
Family Archives in the Construction of Civil War Memory, 1861-1920
Eric Stoykovich, University of Maryland
A Sacred Duty: Mazzinian Women Memorializing the Italian Risorgimento
Diana Moore, CUNY Graduate Center
X-B. Enacting and Resisting Empire
Commemorating the “Austrian Mission”: Museum Exhibits and Popular Memory in Late-Imperial
Scott Moore, Eastern Connecticut State University
Nineteenth-Century Alpine Tourism as Commemoration of Empire and (Re)Enactment of Identity
Johan J. K. Reusch, University of Washington, Tacoma
Envisioning an African Nation on the Gold Coast (Ghana)
Rebecca Shumway, College of Charleston
Victorian Britain’s Oriental Prehistory: Geology, Paleontology, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and Deep Time
David I. Agruss, Arizona State University
X-C. Sketching/Drawing/Delineating a Transnational Picture of Nineteenth-Century History
Painting: Art in Latin America
Chairs: Laura Moure Cecchini, Colgate University and Alexis Clark, Denison University
Past-Present: Worldwide Interpretations of José Maria Obregón’s Discovery of Pulque
Alexis Clark, Denison University
Making History in Nineteenth-Century Peruvian Portrait Painting
Emily A. Engel, Independent Scholar
Nineteenth-Century Mexican Painting and the Dialectics of History: Theological Conservatism versus
Secular Liberalism
Ray Hernández-Durán, University of New Mexico in Albuquerque
X-D. Women Remembered
“The Adder Beneath the Rose”: Feminine Monstrosity Re-Remembering Nineteenth-Century Masculinity
Allie Miller, Navarro College
Marie-Antoinette Remembered in Historical Biographies from the 1850s
Kalyn Rochelle Compaore, University of Missouri-Columbia
Memorializing Confederate Widowhood
Jennifer Lynn Gross, Jacksonville State University
Mystical Memorialization: Novalis’ Commemorative Transfiguration of Sophie von Kühn
Adam Walker, Bucknell University
X-E. Writing the Body, Choreographing the Other: Retrieving the Nineteenth Century Body
through Performance and Text
Moderator: Toni Wein, California State University, Fresno
Tapping into Memory: How White Journalism Re-Wrote the Black Body
Brynn W. Shiovitz, Chapman University
“Gradations of Presence”: The Figure of Armida in Nineteenth-Century Dance Librettos
Melissa Mepignano, University of California, Los Angeles
The Gendered Bustle: Finding a Feminist Counter-Dramaturgy in Sunday in the Park with George
Gwyneth Shanks, University of California, Los Angeles
Saturday, February 4: 10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Coffee break
Saturday, February 4: 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
XI-A. Civil War Realism
Grand Manner Photography: The Perfect Truth of Alexander Gardner’s Sketchbook of the War
Dana Martin, Mount San Antonio College
Specimens and Memory in Walt Whitman’s Specimen Days and Collect
Evan Edwards, DePaul University
Visions of Death: Reading Memorials to Brutality in Bierce and Crane
Hannah K. Williams, North Carolina State University
Civil War Sacrifice Enshrined: The U.S. Army Medical Museum as National Memorial
Naomi Slipp, Auburn University
XI-B. Identity Through Portraits
Commemorating Caste: Metoyer Family Portraits as Agents of Social Equality in Antebellum Louisiana
Wendy Castenell, University of Alabama
Representing Color: Commemorative Portraits as Spectacles of Race in the Nineteenth Century
Allison Springer, University of Alabama
Memorializing the American Revolution’s “Blooming Daughters”
Emily Gerhold, Henderson State University
Picturing the Prophet: Memory, Vision, and the “True Image” of Joseph Smith
Nathan K. Rees, University of West Georgia
XI-C. Crime, Class, Gender, and Order
Victorian Police Memoirs: Memory, Self-Fashioning, and Professional Identity
Kristen Guest, University of Northern British Columbia
Catherine’s Confession: Murder, Memory and the Social
Marlene Tromp, Arizona State University
Garfield, Guiteau, and the Sentimental Judgement of Guilt
Stephanie Luke, Indiana University
“Eternal Vigilance”: Memoirs of the United States Secret Service
Todd Barosky, Saint Martin’s University
XI-D. The West, Empire, and Masculinity
Revenge, Villains, and the Construction of American Identity in the Western from the Nineteenth Century
to the 1970s
Richard Bodek, College of Charleston
Cancerous Icon: The Cowboy, Artificial Memory, and Contemporary Political Discourse
Tim Carens, College of Charleston
“Protecting the women of the country by ridding it of red-skins:” Sand Creek, Gender, and the
Construction of the Authentic Westerner
Kerry Tanner, University of Maryland, College Park
XI-E. Sonic Memorialization: Music
Chair: Kunio Hara, University of South Carolina
Vive la Révolution! French Expatriates in New York and Philadelphia
Jennifer C. H. J. Wilson, Westminster Choir College, Rider University
Zemlinsky’s Lyrische Symphonie: An Homage to Mahler
Angela Mace Christian, Colorado State University
Commemorative Birthday Pieces in Johannes Brahms’s Circle, 1853-1854
Jacquelyn Sholes, Boston University
Public Object, Private Memories: Robert Schumann’s “Erinnerung” of Felix Mendelssohn
Carolyn Carrier-McClimon, Furman University
Saturday, February 4: 12:15 – 1:30 – lunch on your own
Saturday, February 4: 1:45 – 3:00 p.m.
XII-A. Charleston and Civil War Divisions
Selective Memory: The Charleston Library Society Chronicles Northern Treachery and the Recent
Unpleasantness, 1850-1885
John J. Navin, Coastal Carolina University
St. Paul’s Letter to Timothy, a Father’s Grief, and an Orphanage
Virginia C. Raguin, College of the Holy Cross
The True Heirs of 1776: The South and the Memory of the American Revolution
Thomas Robinson, University of Mississippi
“More than Heroism”: The Grand Army of the Republic and Missouri’s Contested Union Memory
Amy L. Fluker, University of Mississippi
XII-B. Memory and Remembrance in Literary Annuals
Chair: Amanda Covington, Texas A & M University
Literary Annuals in the Classroom and Beyond
Paula R. Feldman, University of South Carolina
The British Appropriation of Peter Parley, from American Revolutionary to English Aristocrat
Ethan J. H. Knight, University of South Carolina
Hybridized Societies Based on Sympathy and Affect in Jane Porter’s “The South Sea Chief”
Katelyn Porubsky, University of South Carolina
XII-C. Memory and Technology
Digital Storytelling and Sanditon: Twenty-first Century Technology for Admirers of Austen
Kate Oestreich, Coastal Carolina University
Redressing Carlyle: Sartor Resartus in the Digital Age
Kimberly J. Stern, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Memories of the Future: Histories of the Twentieth Century in the 1890s
Steven Mollmann, University of Connecticut
Immortalizing Presences: Gerrit Schipper’s Proto-Photographic Portraits in America (1802-1810)
Isabelle Masse, McGill University
XII-D. Mourning, Monuments and National Identity
Émigré Allegory: Funerary Monuments, Memory, and British Nationalism in the Early Nineteenth
Rebecca Senior, York University
Life in Dead Things: Misreading Memorials in Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Ubervilles
Julia Clarke, Stony Brook University
Death of the Hero: The Tomb of Giovannie Battista Niccolini by Pio Fedi and the Creation of National
Sentiment in Post-Risorgimento Italy
Caterina Y. Pierre, CUNY Kingsborough
Photographs of the Wolfe and Montcalm Monuments: Social Cohesion, Contested Space, and Divided
Elizabeth Anne Cavaliere, Ontario College of Art and Design University
XII-E. Some Dance to Remember; Some Dance to Forget: Dance and Memory in the Nineteenth
Chair: Angie Blumberg, Saint Louis University
Dancing to Remember—and Forget: Figuring Nostalgia in Austen and Romantic Ballet
Kristin Samuelian, George Mason University
The Scandalous Story of the Waltz
Suzie Partridge, Royal College of Art & Victoria and Albert Museum
“A valtz from the land of valtzes!”: Memories of Europe and Visions of America in Abraham Cahan’s
Yekl: A Tale of the New York Ghetto
Sonia Gollance, University of Pennsylvania
Nineteenth Century Hysteria and Embodied Expression
Marija Krtolica, Temple University
Saturday, February 4: 3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – Coffee break
Saturday, February 4: 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
XIII-A. Veterans, Belonging, and National Memory
“Sacrificed in defence of the Government”: Immigrant Volunteers and the Memory of the Mexican War
Tyler Johnson, The Citadel
“Wir auch im Suden halten Wacht”: Ethnic Germans and Civil War Commemoration in Nineteenth
Century Charleston
Kristen Anderson, Webster University
Where “Army Tales Told While the Pot Boiled”: Civil War Veteran Summer Vacation Cottages, 18801910
C. Ian Stevenson, Boston College
XIII-B. Museums and the Nation
Building Utopia on History: Patrick Geddes and the Storeys/Stories of Outlook Tower
Regina Hewitt, University of South Florida
Viollet vs. Ruskin and Historic Restoration: Memorializing or Creating History?
Robert M. Craig, Georgia Tech
The Matters of a Museum from a Self-Celebrating Shrine to an International Monument
Annalea Tunesi, Independent Scholar
Dead on Arrival: The Dead Letter Office’s Role as Memory Keeper
Emily Godbey, Iowa State University
XIII-C. Memory and Reinscribing the Body
Memory and the Authentic Self in Arnold and Wordsworth
David Bradshaw, Warren Wilson College
Medieval Veneration, Romantic Translation: Keats, Relics, and the Exaltation of the Body in “The Eve of
St. Agnes”
Timothy Curran, University of South Florida
“Spirit to Spirit, Ghost to Ghost”: Bodily (Re)Union through Epitaphic Inscription in In Memoriam
Shane McGowan, University of North Georgia
Sadakichi Hartmann’s Theory of “Soul Atoms”: Science, Sympathy, and Collective Memory
Emily Gephart, Tufts University
XIII-D. The West Remembered
The Memorialization of the Ghost Dance in early 1880s Sensational Daily Newspapers
Amanda Frisken, SUNY, College at Old Westbury
MacDowell’s “Vanishing Indians”
Dan Blim, Denison University
Remembering a Fictional Past: Karl May’s Imagined West
Gregg W. Heitschmidt, Surry Community College
The Role of Remembrance in the Mormon Faith
Darin Cozzens, Surry Community College
XIII-E. Memorialized on Paper: Women Commemorated
“A Moment’s Monument”: Dante Rossetti’s Commemorative Metaphors
Susan Jaret McKinstry, Carleton College
Revision and Remembrance: Memory and Narrative Structure in Guy de Maupassant’s Miss Harriet
Matthew Yost, Boston University
Writing Another’s Legacy: Virtue and Vice in the Case of John Stuart and Harriet Taylor Mill
Emmalon Davis, Indiana University Bloomington
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