Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Conference on William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair and Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights (4/11/2011; 4/16/2011)

Do Victorian novels by (agnostic?) writers with unreliable narrators have moral authority?
A Day Conference on William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair and Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

Presentation and Discussions by
Judith Fisher (Trinity University)
Marianne Thormählen (Lund University)
Micael Clarke (Loyola University Chicago)
Peter Shillingsburg (Loyola University Chicago)
and a panel discussion

Saturday, 16 April 2011
Loyola University Chicago
Crown Center Room 530
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Coffee, Lunch, Receptions provided

NO Registration FEE
Sponsored by Martin J. Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies, Loyola
University Chicago

RSVP by Monday, 11 April 2011 to pshillingsburg@luc.edu

9:30 am Registration and Reception

10 am “Reading in and Out of Vanity Fair; or, How to Acquire an Uncomfortable Talent” Judith Fisher, Professor of English, Trinity University, San Antonio

11 am “What is the Moral Center of Vanity Fair?” Peter Shillingsburg, Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago

12  Lunch

1 pm   “The Writing on the (Dungeon) Wall:  Reading Wuthering Heights by the Light of Brontë's Poems” Micael Clarke, Assoc. Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago

2 pm   “The Moral of Wuthering Heights” Marianne Thormählen, Professor of English Studies, Lund University, Sweden

3 pm Coffee Break

3:20 pm  Roundtable discussion: "Narrative, Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Novelist’s Responsibility" Mark Bosco, Joyce Wexler, Steve Jones, Michael O’Connell, Julia Bninski, Jason Kolkey, and Kari Kronsbein

5 to 7:30 pm  Reception