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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0174. Friday, 10 Sep 1993.

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 93 8:12:30 EDT
From: David E. Latane <dlatane@hibbs.vcu.edu>
Subject: Victorians Institute Meeting

Victorians Institute Meeting 1993

The annual meetings of the Victorians Institute are congenial get
togethers of Victorianists from a number of disciplines. Papers are read
in plenary session, with time for discussion and conversation. All are
welcome to attend.

The 1993 Meeting of the Victorians Institute will be held at the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 15-16.

THEME: "Scientific Fantasy and Fantastic Science."

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nina Auerbach, University of Pennsylvania

Howard Fulweiler, University of Missouri, "'A Dismal Swamp': Darwin,
Design, and Evolution in *Our Mutual Friend*"

Donald Rackin, Temple University, "Apes, Angels, and the Alices: Lewis
Carroll's Darwinian Dream-Visions"

Thomas Strychacz, Mills College, "'Rock Rodendo': Herman Melville's
Critique of Victorian Natural History"

Paul Johnson, Conception Seminary College, "Imperial Science in the Avu

Susan J. Navoretta, UNC Chapel Hill, "The Shape of Fear: Horror,
Language, (d)Evolution"

Nancy M. West, Wichita State University, "Beyond the Frame: Photography,
Spiritualism, and the Writings of Arthur Conan Doyle"

Martin A. Danahay, Emory University, "Retro- Techno- Victorians: From
*Sybil* to *The Difference Engine*"

David Cody, Hartwick College, "'A Being Possessed of Unbounded
Knowledge': Babbage, Poe, and the Power of Words"

Laurie Lew Brown, University of Chicago, "Modern Science and Modern
Painters: The Colors of 'Realism' in Ruskin's *Academy Notes*

L. Robert Stevens, University of North Texas, "John Ruskin's Fanciful

James W. Maertens, University of Minnestoa, "Prometheus ex Machina: The
Technician-hero and the Fire of Logos"

Sherri Wolf, Columbia University, "Gathering and Ungendering the
Scientific Dimensions of *Middlemarch*"

Linda Seidel, Northwestern Missouri State University, "Camille Paglia's
'Darwinian Nature'"

For registration information, contact
Beverly Taylor,
VI Conference
Department of English, CB #3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520
(919) 962-5481
FAX (919) 962-3520

(Note: Victorians Institute members should be receiving their packets

e-mail inquiries about the conference or the Victorians Institute may be
addressed to:

David Latane
President, Victorians Institute
Dept. of English
Richmond, VA 23284-2005