Saturday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 9B, ACC
What Theory Can Do for the Victorians
Program arranged by the forum LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English. Presiding: Carolyn Lesjak, Simon Fraser Univ.
Speakers: Anna Kornbluh, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Ivan Kreilkamp, Indiana Univ., Bloomington; Joseph Lavery, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Caroline E. Levine, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Nasser Mufti, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
In short presentations meant to prompt discussion, participants address the contested place of theory in Victorian literary studies today and advocate greater engagement with selected theories and theorists.