2006 Conference. Aug. 31st - Sept. 3rd. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN USA
Pre-conference workshopsTwo pre-Conference workshops will run on Thursday, Aug. 31, one on the nineteenth-century theater, one on nineteenth-century electronic scholarship. These will be followed by Catherine Gallagher's plenary talk and an opening reception Thursday night. As details come available, they will appear on this web page.
Workshop directed by Steven Jones and Neil Fraistat; this workshop will begin at 9:00am and end at 3:30pm
This workshop is generously sponsored by Purdue University Libraries
Morning presentations will be followed by lunch and a roundtable discussion by all participants. After an introduction by Steven Jones, presentations will include Doug Guerra (on using XML to syndicate Romantic Circles' "Poets on Poets" Podcast), Laura Mandell (on using XML to build the Poetess Archive as an interoperable NINES resource), Carl Stahmer (on "Semantic Circles"), Perry Willett on the partnership with Google, and the digitization they've been doing with the University of Michigan Library), and Neil Fraistat on the vision behind NINES, the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship). Linda Bree of Cambridge UP will join the group for the roundtable discussion after lunch. Editors, archivists, and all scholars who are interested in the increasingly important role of digital textuality in the humanities are invited to participate in the workshop.
Workshop directed by Emily Allen and Danny O'Quinn
This workshop is generously sponsored by the Theater Department at Northwestern University, the Theater Program of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University, and the Department of English at the University of Kentucky.
This day-long workshop brings together innovative theater scholarship from across the nineteenth century. Our focus will be on stimulating conversation: all workshop papers will be pre-circulated, and presenters will begin with a brisk recap, followed by a response; provocative questions and animated discussion will follow. Our hope is to foster dialogue among scholars of Romantic and Victorian theater, and to form new ways of thinking about the field(s). Plus, dancing dogs and equestrian feats!
9am-10:15 Julie Carlson, UC Santa Barbara
"New Lows in Eighteenth-Century Theater:
The Rise of Mungo"
Response: Lyndon Dominique, Georgetown U
10:15-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:00 Jeff Cox, U of Colorado, Boulder
"Melodramatic 'Realities', Romantic 'Virtualities'"
Response: Ted Ziter, NYU
1:00-2:15 Jane Moody, U of York
"Exit the Metropolis: A [Polemical] Drama in Three Acts"
Response: Tracy Davis, Northwestern U
2:30-3:45 Lynn Voskuil, U of Houston
"Theater Histrionics; Or, Why Victorian Theater Matters."
Response: Mark Phelan, Queen's University, Belfast
3:45-4:00 Coffee break
4:00-5:00 Open Forum: "New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Theater Scholarship"
Moderators Michael Gamer and Danny O'Quinn will engage the pre-conference participants in a wide-ranging conversation about the current state of theater research in our respective fields and about the kind of methodological innovations and historical enquiries that will motivate future projects.
6:00-7:30 Conference opening reception: drinks and dinner