Friday, October 4

9:00 Welcome: Deborah Nord and Rebecca Rainof

9:15 Plenary Panel 1

Tim Barringer (Yale University), “Livingstone and the Lion: Image and Text in Victorian African Exploration Literature”
Ruth Yeazell (Yale University), “Words for Vermeer”
Chair: Anna Arabindan-Kesson (Princeton University)

10:30 Break

11:00 Illustrations, Prints, and Prophecies

Rosalind Parry (Princeton University), “Clare Leighton’s British Pastoral”
Joseph Viscomi (University of North Carolina), “Authenticating Blake: Life-time Impressions, Posthumous Prints, and Forgeries; or, Printing Blake: William, Catherine, and all the others”
Robyn Warhol (Ohio State University), “Reading Victorian Novel Illustrations in the Serial Moment”
Chair: Meredith Martin (Princeton University)

12:30 Lunch Break

1:45 Visit to Exhibition, Princeton Art Museum

Rosalind Parry and Ariel Kline, Curators

3:00 Childhood and Self

Aileen Farrar (Nova Southeastern University), “F.D. Bedford’s Childhood in a Drawer: The Illustrated ‘Lost’ Realities of Peter Pan”
Alexandra Neel (Loyola Marymount University) , “Jane Eyre’s Selfie”
Linda Shires (Yeshiva University), “Image/Text: Kipling’s Just So Stories”
Chair: Jeff Nunokawa (Princeton University)

4:30 Break

4:45 Keynote

Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art), “Picture Posies: Illustration and the Idyllic Mode, 1860-1875”
Introduction: Bridget Alsdorf (Princeton University)

6:30-8:30 Reception (Chancellor Green Rotunda): All are welcome!

Saturday, October 5

9:00 The PRB: A Family Portrait

Jeremy Melius (Tufts University), “Ruskin Undone”
Natalie Prizel (Princeton University), “Pre-Raphaelite in Black”
Jason Rosenfeld (Marymount Manhattan College): “Family Man: John Everett Millais’s Illustrations of Paternal Affection in the 1860s”
Chair: Anne McCauley (Princeton University)

10:30 Break

10:45 The Condition of England at Home and Abroad

Emily Madsen (University of Alaska, Anchorage), “Ghost in the Palimpsest: Missionary Revision”
David Pike (American University): “Nineteenth-Century Slum Imaginaries Then and Now”
Rebecca Rainof (Princeton University), “Van Gogh and the Victorians”
Chair: Natalie Prizel (Princeton University)

12:15 Lunch Break

Keynote Kate Flint (University of Southern California), “Snails, Slugs, and Scale” 1:30
Introduction: Deborah Nord

2:30 Picturing Modernism

Sophia Andres (University of Texas), “Virginia Woolf’s Pre-Raphaelite Incongruities in Orlando”
Maria DiBattista (Princeton University), “Taken from Life: The Modernist Portraits of E. O. Hoppé”
Ariel Kline (Princeton University), “The Minotaur”
Chair: Rebecca Rainof

3:45 Break

4:00 Plenary Panel 2

Elizabeth Helsinger (University of Chicago), “Ekphrastic Questions: Keats, Rossetti, and Field”
Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt University), “Ruskin’s Media: The Cathedral and the Machine”
Chair: Rachael DeLue (Princeton University)
5:15 Summing Up: Jonah Siegel (Rutgers University)


Deborah Nord
Rebecca Rainof
Bridget Alsdorf


Department of English
Department of Art and Archaeology
The Humanities Council

Last modified 6 September 2019