Program

D R A F T   P R O G R A M

 

Antipodean George Eliot

13-14 February 2020

The University of Sydney

 

 

 

Thursday, February 13

 

9-9:15am                     Introduction/Welcome

 

9:15-10:45am              Session 1: Multimedia

 

Alexis Easley, “George Eliot and the Market for Poetry, 1834-47”

 

Robert Dingley, “George Eliot and ‘the Case of Wagner’: Fabrications and

Speculations”

 

Michael Hollington, “George Eliot, Van Gogh and ‘Haptic Realism’”

 

10:45-11:15am            Morning Tea

 

11:15am-12:30pm      Session 2: Antipodes

 

 Fionnuala Dillane, “George Eliot’s Elsewheres”

 

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch

 

1:30-3pm                    Session 3: Reception

 

Tim Dolin, “The Unhistoric George Eliot and the Australian National Epic”

 

Joanne Wilkes, “Middlemarch and Reform: Looking Back versus ‘The Thick of It’”

 

3-3:30pm                    Afternoon Tea

 

3:30-5pm                    Session 4: Circulation

 

Di Yang, “‘A la Chinoise’: China in George Eliot’s Fiction”

 

Julia Kuehn, “From Here to There: George Eliot’s Journeys, Travelogues and Novels”

 

Joy Redfern. “‘A Community of Interest’: Taking George Eliot to the Modern

Audience”

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, February 14

 

9-10:30am                   Session 5: George Eliot in India

 

Chandrava Chakravarty and Sneha Chaudhuri, “George Eliot in Colonial Bengal: The Provincial Novels of Saratchandra Chattopadhyay”

 

Debashree Dattaray, “Glocal Transitions across Borders: Interrogating Landscape

Ecology in The Mill on the Floss and Pather Panchali”

 

Ramit Samaddar, “George Eliot in Fin-de-Siècle Bengal”

 

10:30-11am                 Morning Tea

 

11-12:30pm                Session 6: Mind and Body

 

Moira Gatens, “A Roar of Sound: Eliot on Sympathy and the Problem of Other

Minds”

 

Sally Shuttleworth, “George Eliot and Physiology”

 

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch

 

1:30-3pm                    Session 7: Ethics and Impressions

 

Thomas Albrecht, “Moral and Multilingualism in Impressions of Theophrastus Such”

 

Penny Horsley, “Defining Characteristics: Habituation in George Eliot’s Impressions

of Theophrastus Such”

 

Matthew Sussman, “Eliot’s Impressions of Theophrastus Such and the Limitations of

Depth”

 

3-3:30pm                    Afternoon Tea

 

3:30-5pm                    Session 8:  George Eliot Now

 

Helen Groth, “Writing about Rioting: The Case of Felix Holt”

 

Panel discussion of “Antipodean George Eliot”

 

 

6.30pm                        Conference dinner at a local restaurant TBA