Monuments and Dust Conference
July 9-10, 2003
Regent’s College, London

Wednesday, July 9

Displaying the Past, Displaying the Modern - 9:00 – 10:30

David Skilton, Cardiff University
Inscribing the Past on the Streets of London

Karen Chase and Michael Levenson, University of Virginia
Where to Breathe in Gissing’s London

Elizabeth Outka, University of the South
No Purchase Necessary: Selfridge’s Advertising Campaign and Modernist Victorianism

Reading the Great Exhibition - 10:45 – 12:15

Jim Buzard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Conflicting Cartographies: the Crystal Palace Floor Plan

Eileen Gillooly, Columbia University
Rhetorical Remedies for Taxonomic Troubles: Reading the Great Exhibition

Joe Childers, University of California, Riverside
The Empire Looks Back: Colonials and Exhibitions

Relics, Ruins, and Antiquity - 1:45 – 3:15

Thomas Prasch, Washburn University
Visions of an Unscraped City: Morris, London, and the Anti-Scrape Movement

Virginia Zimmerman, Bucknell University
Among the Ruins: Dickens, Archaeology, and Accumulation

Andy Stauffer, Boston University
Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Mistaking of Assyria

Thursday, July 10

Spaces of Waste and Cleansing - 9:00 – 10:30

Anne Humphreys, Graduate Center, City University of New York
Waste Management: Sifting and Sorting in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual Friend

Clare Horrocks, Liverpool John Moores University
Sewage and Slaughterhouses: Smithfield Market and the Public Health Campaign

Malcolm Shifrin, Victorian Turkish Bath Project
“Semi-Success” in London: David Urquhart, the London & Provincial Turkish Bath Co Ltd, and the London Hammam

Jews of East London - 10:45 – 12:15

Frank Lauterbach, Georg-August University
The Urban Networks of the Jewish East End in Oliver Twist and Children of the Ghetto

Seth Koven, Villanova University
Converting East London: Jews and Salvationists in Harkness’s Slum Narratives

Heidi Holder, Central Michigan University
Staging the Jews of East London

City of Danger and Delight - 2:00 – 3:00

Anna Gruetzner-Robins, University of Reading
Mapping the Ripper

Morris Kaplan, State University of New York, Purchase
Feasting with Panthers: Wilde in Wonderland

Reading London 2003: Archivists Discuss their Collections - 3:15 – 4:30

Participants TBA

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