Hill Hall, the location of our Saturday concert. 


7:00p-9:00p, Pre-Conference Reception, Hyde Hall, University Room


7:00a-8:30a, Breakfast (included in your registration), Colonnade, Carolina Inn
7:30a-5:00p, Registration and Publisher Tables, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
8:30-10:00, Session 1, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 1A: “Empire’s Prisons: Reading Race, Women, and Property,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Abigail E. Mann (University of North Carolina at Pembroke)

Sarah Marsh (American University): “Changes of Air: The Somerset Case and Mansfield Park’s Imperial Plots”

Alice Pedersen (University of Washington Bothell): “‘What Tangled Skeins’: Ann Radcliffe, Harriet Jacobs, and Genealogies of Feminist Writing”

Onur Kaya (Mehmet Akif Ersoy University): “Harem, Hammam, and Woman in the Ottoman Empire in the Writings of a Mother Mourning for Her Daughter”

Panel 1B: “Poetical Math: Dividing & Queering Michael Field,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kathleen Béres Rogers (The College of Charleston)

Amy Kahrmann Huseby (University of Wisconsin, Madison): “Generating a ‘Veritable Michael’: The Intimate Integrity of Michael Field”

Sharon Kelly (West Virginia University): “Bradley, Cooper, Sappho: The Generations in Michael Field’s Long Ago

Elizabeth Theriot (University of Alabama): “Reclaiming Textual Spaces through Queer Expression in the Sapphic of Michael Field and H.D.”

Panel 1C: “England’s Bard & Fairy Tales, Reimagined,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Constance Fulmer (Pepperdine University)

Elizabeth Cuddy (Hampton University): “From Padua’s Katharina to England’s Kate: Mary Cowden Clarke’s Reimaginings of The Taming of the Shrew for Nineteenth-Century Britain”

Shandi Wagner (Indiana State University): “Red Rides the Train to a Bitter Marriage in Bow Bells’s ‘The Real Story of Little Red Riding-Hood,’ George Egerton’s ‘Virgin Soil,’ and Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’”

Panel 1D: “Strategic Domesticities: Crafting 18th– and 19th-Century Femininities,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Erika Huckestein (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Calinda Shely (Angelo State University): “‘A Copious and Useful Bill of Fare for Every Season’: Eighteenth-Century Recipe Books and the Art of Mastering British Womanhood”

Orianne Smith (University of Maryland, Baltimore County): “Generating Sympathy: Joanna Baillie’s Witchcraft & the Demonization of Domesticity”

Lauren Wilwerding (Boston College): “The Old Maid of 1861”

Panel 1E: “Growing Interested: Women and Horticulture,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Kimberly Farris (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Julie Wise (University of South Carolina, Aiken): “Dollie Radford’s Generative Verse: The Young Gardener’s Kalendar

Mary Bowden (Indiana University): “The Dangers of Good Breeding: Hetty Sorrel and Horticulture”

Alicia Carroll (Auburn University): “The New Woman and the Herbstrewer’s Dress: Biodiversity, Memory, and Preservation in Women’s Herbal Cultures”

Panel 1F: “Categorical Conversions in Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Courtney Hoffman (University of Georgia)

Angela Toscano (University of Iowa): “A Generative Courtship: The Dialogic Parody of Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote

Andrew Kim (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Conversions to Modernity in Charlotte Lennox’s The Female Quixote

10:00-10:30, Morning Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
10:30-12:30, Session 2 (session extended to accommodate four twenty-minute papers), Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 2A: “Seed Bombs: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Generative Verse,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Deirdre Mikolajcik (University of Kentucky) 

Carrie Busby (University of Alabama): “Transgressing Generational Boundaries of Genre and Gender: EBB’s Syncretic Poetics of Androgyny in Aurora Leigh Translates Influence”

Katherine Montwieler (University of North Carolina at Wilmington): “Coming to Terms with Barrett Browning’s Maternal Poetics”

Rachel Cawkwell (University of Michigan): “Sonnets from the Portuguese and Multiple Lines of Generation, or, The Art of Translation without Direct Antecedent”

Amy Murat (King’s College London): “Creative Generation(s) and Material Exchange between Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mary Russell Mitford, and William Wordsworth”

Panel 2B: “Director’s Cut: Jane Austen as Stage Manager,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: James Thompson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Christina Jen (Rutgers University): “‘Reading Behind the Curtain: Jane Austen’s Theory of ‘Incomplete’ Acting”

Holly Bassett (Florida State University): “The Movement of Erotic Triangles in Sense and Sensibility

Hannah Rogers (Duke University): “Imagining Modern, Mobile Communities in Jane Austen’s Persuasion

Lauren Pinkerton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “‘A Neighborhood of Voluntary Spies’: Conversation and Secrecy in Jane Austen’s Novels”

Panel 2C: “Antecedents, Presences, Successors in Romola and Middlemarch,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Constance Fulmer (Pepperdine University)

Alyssa Bellows (Boston College): “Romola’s ‘Thinking Body,’ George Eliot’s Forbear”

Colleen Weir (University of Alabama in Huntsville): “‘The Persistent Presence of These Memories’: Generating an Ethical Imagination in George Eliot’s Romola

Abigail E. Mann (University of North Carolina at Pembroke): “Generating Wills: The Reproduction of Political Will in Middlemarch

Monika Brown (University of North Carolina at Pembroke): “Two Generations of Middlemarch Reviewers”

Panel 2D: “Material Transgressions I: Textual Generations,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderators: Chris Washington (Francis Marion University)

Emily J. Dolive (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): “Remapping the Printed Page in Women’s Post-Waterloo Poetry”

Holly Gallagher (University of Georgia): “Seeing with the Eyes of a Poet: Art, Affect, and Bricolage in Anna Jameson’s Diary of an Ennuyée

Mandy Beck (Chemnitz University of Technology): “Rethinking the ‘Female Form’: Affective Resonances in Anna Seward’s Poetry”

Panel 2E: “Mary Shelley’s Circuits: Civil, Civic, and Cerebral,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Rachael Isom (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Sharon Joffe (North Carolina State University): “‘Let Me Hear Every Saturday From You’: Generations and Relations of the Extended Shelley-Clairmont Family”

Patricia Matthew (Montclair State University): “‘The Policy of Government Is a Hidden Thing’: Genre and Empire in Mary Shelley and Felicia Hemans”

Kimberly Farris (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Taming the Uncouth Savage: Education and Citizenship in The Last Man

Philip Austin Gilreath (University of Georgia): “The Hot Air Balloon and the Atmosphere of Human Thought in The Last Man

Panel 2F: “Something Borrowed: Charlotte Brontë’s Adaptations & Traditions,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Valerie Stevens (University of Kentucky)

Amanda Campbell (Winthrop University): “The Improvisation of the Vocational Novel: Madame de Stael’s Corinne, or Italy as a Study of the Improvisational Life”

Lisa Elwood (Herkimer College): “Lucy: Aspiring to Create a Literary Tradition through Self-Reliance”

Rachel Howatt (Louisiana State University): “‘Pale as a Cloud, but Brightening Momently’: Moon as Motif in Jane Eyre

Abigail Heiniger (Bluefield College): “Revolutionary Power of Love and Faith: Jane Eyre’s Afterlife in Asia”

Panel 2G: “Recovering Forgotten Generations of Women Writers,” University Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Kristina McClendon (Independent Scholar)

Lisa M. Wilson (SUNY Potsdam): “Mary Russell Mitford’s Recollections of a Literary Life and the Generations of British Women’s Literary Memoirs”

Kathryn Lane (Northwestern Oklahoma State University): “Erased by Motherhood: Catherine Crowe”

Jill Treftz (Marshall University): “A New Generation for Recovery: Women Poets at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century”

Jane S. Gabin (Independent Scholar): “A Backward Glance: The BWWC at 25″

12:30-1:30, Lunch (on your own). Our apologies for the truncated lunch session! We wanted to give Session 2 speakers the possibility to deliver full-length papers.
1:30-3:00, Session 3, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 3A: “Formal and Thematic Inheritances: Gaskell, Eliot, and Woolf,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kimberly J. Stern (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Gretchen Frank (Lakeland Community College): “From Middlemarch to the Lighthouse: Tracing Victorian Ideological Inheritance from George Eliot to Virginia Woolf”

Elizabeth Womack (Pennsylvania State University, Brandywine): “The Bankruptcy Auction and the Economy of Heritage in The Mill on the Floss and Cranford

Rachel Cara Warner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Essaying Illness: Virginia Woolf and the Madwoman Writer”

Panel 3B: “Generating Identity in the Gothic Novel: Charlotte Dacre, Mary Hays, and Ann Radcliffe,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Diana Edelman (University of North Georgia)

Kelli Donovan-Condron (Babson College): “‘Distracted by the Novelty and Variety of the Scene’: Urban Gothic in The Victim of Prejudice

Diana Edelman (University of North Georgia): “Ann Radcliffe and the Sciences of Generation”

Brittany J. Barron (Georgia College and State University): “Victoria di Loredani’s Primal Unity in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya

Panel 3C: “Smart Girls: Domesticity and Educational Spaces,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Lauren Pinkerton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Kathleen Béres Rogers (The College of Charleston): “Nineteenth-Century Women’s Education and the ‘Idiot Girl’”

Kathleen Maloney (St. Mary’s University): “Molly Gibson’s Educational Space”

Caitlin Anderson (Auburn University): “Witch Doctor or Wise Woman? Queering Gender through Herbal Medicine in George Eliot’s Silas Marner

Panel 3D: “Material Transgressions II: Regenerating Relations, Animal, Sexual, Political,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderators: Chris Washington (Francis Marion University)

Chris Washington (Francis Marion University): “Werewolf Wollstonecraft: Homo Homini Lupus, or, Romantic Beast Wars”

Talia Vestri Croan (Boston University): “Queer(ing) Kinship: Fraternal Reproduction and Sororal Transmission in The Cenci

Mark Lounibos (Finlandia University): “Revolutionary Objects in Inchbald’s Nature and Art

Panel 3E: “Materializing Aphra Behn,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Kathryn Pivak (Cottey College)

Katherine Katsirebas (Tufts University): “Aphra Behn’s Materialism, Or the Generative Potential of Impotence”

Pamela Plimpton (Warner Pacific College): “Generating Truth: Reader Reception in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko

Sigrid King (Carlow University): “‘Turned Shadow’: Censorship and Generational Paradigm Shifts in Aphra Behn’s The Rover

3:00-3:30, Afternoon Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
3:30-5:00, Session 4, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 4A: “At Home, Abroad: Generating Identities across the Empire,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kathleen Maloney (St. Mary’s University)

Donald Ulin (University of Pittsburgh at Bradford): “The Collaborative Generation of Immigrant Identity in the Making of Mary Howitt’s Our Cousins in Ohio

Melissa Makala (Spartanburg Methodist College): “Generations of the Female Vampire: Colonial Gothic Hybridity in Florence Marryat’s The Blood of the Vampire

Melissa Free (Arizona State University): “Passing the Torch: Sexual Trial & Female Mentorship in the Rhodesian Novels of Gertrude Page”

Panel 4B: “Gaskell’s Generational Gaps,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Lesa School (University of Queensland)

Cristina Griffin (University of Virginia): “Gaskell’s Mourning Mothers: Accessing Minds across the Generational Divide”

Melissa Schaub (University of North Carolina at Pembroke): “Generation Gaps and the Performance of Identity in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Novellas”

Bianca Perez-Cancino (Indiana University): “Parental Authority and Filial (Dis)Obedience in Gaskell’s North and South

Panel 4C: “Extra, Extra! Women’s Coteries, Work, and the Periodical Press,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Elizabeth Shand (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Kristina McClendon (Independent Scholar): “‘The Ladies’ War’: Allegorical Traditions, Feminist Vision, and Generational Connections within the Victoria Magazine

Teja Varma (University of Oxford): “Reform as Sustenance: Working Women and Middle-Class Culture in the English Woman’s Journal

Lindsy Lawrence (University of Arkansas, Fort Smith): “The Romantic Victorian Generation of Women Poets: A Network Analysis Women Poets and Their Work in Periodicals”

Panel 4D: “Crazy for More: The Brontë Afterlives,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Katherine Montwieler (University of North Carolina, Wilmington)

Elizabeth Lee Steere (Southwestern Community College): “The Next Jane Eyreation: Brontë Derivatives in the Sensational Sixties”

Vera Foley (Auburn University): “The Brontë Sisters’ Voyage to America: A Transatlantic Legacy’”

Panel 4E: “Unmanned: Masculinities too Close to Home,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Jacob Romanow (Rutgers University)

Katie Molpus (University of Charleston): “‘Most Unmanly Thought’: Joanna Baillie and the Hysterical Man”

Jiwon Min (Louisiana State University): “Domesticating the ‘Unreclaimed Creature’ in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

Deirdre Mikolajcik (University of Kentucky): “Masculinity, Women, and Banking in Margaret Oliphant’s Hester

Panel 4F: “Rakes Will Be Rakes: Coming to Terms with 18th-Century Rape Culture,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Catherine Burroughs (Wells College)

Andrew Barrow (University of Virginia): “Cataloguing Violence: Uncertainty and Cruelty in Burney’s Evelina

Bridget Donnelly (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Cruel Intentions: The Accidental Rhetoric of Violence in 18th-Century Fiction”

Zoë Eckman (Duke University): “The Luck of the Rape: Unconscious Consent in Eliza Haywood”

5:00-5:30, Coffee Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
5:30-7:00, Plenary Keynote, “25 Years and 486 Women Writers,” Hanes Art Auditorium 121, Hanes Art Center

Introduced by Kirstyn Leuner (Dartmouth College)

Donelle Ruwe (Professor of English, Northern Arizona University)
Roxanne Eberle (Associate Professor of English, University of Georgia)

7:00, Opening Reception, John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge and Graham Memorial Patio, Graham Memorial 
9:00, BWWC Pub Crawl, Meet at Graham Memorial Front Entrance

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017

7:00-8:30, Breakfast (included in your registration), Colonnade, Carolina Inn
7:30a-5:00p, Registration and Publisher Tables, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
8:30-10:00, Session 5, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 5A: “Gory Legacies: Frankenstein at (Almost) 200,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

***Sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America***

Moderator: Sarah Marsh (American University)

Dawn Marie Kaczmar (University of Michigan): “Frankenstein, Slaughterhouse, and Blood”

Matt Phillips (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): “‘The Void That Presents Itself to the Soul’: Negative Capability and Ideas of the Otherworld in Frankenstein

Blake Taylor (College of Charleston): “The Woman Torn Apart: Mary Shelley as Frankenstein’s Female Creature”

Panel 5B: “Cityscapes & Rooms: Generating a Spatial Imaginary,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Rae Yan (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Sarah Dredge (Sheffield Hallam University): “‘Within View of His Own Warehouses’: Sites of Change in Pride and Prejudice and North and South

Elle Everhart (Boston College): “Mary Barton’s Manchester, or, a ‘Nasty, Smoky, Hole’”

Michele Robinson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Bedrooms in Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret: Space of Generation or Degeneration?”

Panel 5C: “Time for Brontë!” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Carol MacKay (University of Texas at Austin)

Emily Datskou (Loyola University): “Rereading Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights: Generational Time and Narrative Structure”

Holly Fling (University of Georgia): “Reader, I Time-Traveled: Jane Eyre through the Looking-Glass”

Alexie Cash (University of Georgia): “Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, the Changeling, and the Defamiliarization of Time”

Panel 5D: “Enter & Exeunt: Women and the Politics of 18th-Century Drama,” Alumni Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Sigrid King (Carlow University)

Ashley Sandlin (University of Minnesota): “Ten Years of Censorship: Women Playwrights on the Stage after the 1737 Licensing Act”

Chris Foss (University of Mary Washington): “Ann Yearsley, Earl Goodwin, and the Politics of Romantic Discontent”

Catherine Burroughs (Wells College): “Women and Closet Drama”

Panel 5E: “Writing the Phases of the Body: Birth, Sickness, and Aging,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Bridget Donnelly (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Courtney Hoffman (University of Georgia): “‘Nothing Material to Her Story Occurred but the Birth of a Daughter’: The Sexed Temporal Body in Frances Sheridan’s The Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

Judith Stanton (Independent Scholar): “‘I Cannot Hold My Pen’: A Generational History of Charlotte Smith’s & Her Children’s Health”

Melanie Zynel (Wayne State University in Detroit): “‘My God! What Is Becomed of My Hair?’: The Aging Body in Frances Burney’s Evelina

Panel 5F: “Feminism Prefigured: Friendship, Subjectivity, and Genre,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Jane S. Gabin (Independent Scholar)

Beth Sherman (Queens College): “‘So Uncommon a Society’: A Utopian Model of Friendship in Millenium Hall

Kristen Carlson (Georgia State University): “The Shifting Philosophies of the Female Subject in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Virginia Piper (High Point University): “Giving Form to a Generation: Gender, Genre and Geraldine Jewsbury’s ‘Agnes Lee’”

Panel 5G: “Robinson Reloaded: Pastoral, Comedy, and Remembrance,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Grant Glass (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Kelli Holt (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “The Problematic Pastoral: The Redefined Working Animal in Mary Robinson’s ‘The Shepherd’s Dog’”

Shelley Jones (University of South Carolina, Palmetto College): “Mary Robinson’s Tabitha Bramble: Reimagining Smollett”

Nicole Reynolds (Ohio University): “Mary Robinson’s Memoirs, Regenerated”

10:00-10:30, Morning Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn 
10:30-12:00, Session 6, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 6A: “Generative Austen: Making Babies, Homes, and Graves,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Doreen Thierauf (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Livia Woods (Independent Scholar): “Generations in, Generations of: Pregnancy in Jane Austen”

Camey VanSant (Princeton University): “Jane Austen’s Multigenerational Homes”

Carlie Wetzel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Lost Generations: Death in Persuasion”

Panel 6B: “Timbres of Feeling: Romantic Poets and the Conditions of Speaking,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Elizabeth Dolan (Lehigh University)

Susan Levasseur (Bridgewater State University): “‘I Have No Books to Refer to’: Teaching the Self-Conscious Margins of Poetry in Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth”

Rachael Isom (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Enthusiasm and Dramatic Monologue in L.E.L.’s The Improvisatrice (1824)”

Daniel Larson (Fresno Pacific University): “Resurrecting Ambiguity: Felicia Hemans and the Body of Jesus”

Panel 6C: “(Mostly) Unhappy Bequests in Eliot’s Mill on the Floss,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kristen Pond (Baylor University)

Michael Shelichach (CUNY Graduate Center): “An ‘Inside-out’ without an ‘Inside’: Interiority’s Vulnerability in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss

Beth Leonardo Silva (University of Rhode Island): “Generations of Mean Girls: Intergenerational Sibling Rivalry in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss

Conny Cassity (University of Colorado, Boulder): “Maggie and Mary; Or, the Matrilineal Histories of Eliot’s Heroines”

Panel 6D: “Regeneration and Reinvention of Biography I: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, & Harriet Martineau,” Alumni Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Constance Fulmer (Pepperdine University)

Magdalena Nerio (University of Texas at San Antonio): “Genteel Appropriations of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Sex, Sensibility, and Taste in Victorian Family Biography”

Brenda Ayres (Liberty University): “‘What You Will’: Mary Wollstonecraft for Every Generation,” read by Constance Fulmer

Deborah Logan (Western Kentucky University): “Harriet Martineau: Biographers, Biographies, and Literacy Legacies”

Panel 6E: “Rossetti at Work: Markets, Materiality, and Money,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Jill Treftz (Marshall University)

Jen Cadwallader (Randolph-Macon College): “‘Story and Labour’: The Legacy of Capitalism in Christina Rossetti’s Speaking Likenesses

Lesa Scholl (University of Queensland): “A Heritage of Faith, Poetry, and Social Justice: The Generational Ties between Christina Rossetti and Alice Meynell”

Antony Harrison (North Carolina State University): “Jeanie, Lizzie, Laura, and the Generation(s) of ‘Goblin Market’ Editions”

Panel 6F: “Thinking about Time: Residuals, Repetitions, and Emergences,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Kathryn Pivak (Cottey College)

Emrys Jones (King’s College London): “‘One Who Saw into the Seeds of Time’: Reading Past & Future Generations in Mary Herberts’s The Adventures of Proteus

Sara L. Maurer (University of Notre Dame): “Rewriting the Village: Repetition and Attention in Hannah More and Mary Mitford”

Elizabeth TeVault (George Washington University): “Sins of the Father: Prevented Futures and Repeating Pasts in Elizabeth Gaskell’s ‘The Old Nurse’s Tale’”

Panel 6G: “Owning It: 18th-Century Ambitions, Transactions & Possessions,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Anne Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Janna Chance (Union University): “‘Papa, May I Be a Martyr?’: Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna and the Female Martyrs of the English Reformation”

Anne Fertig (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “‘Obligingly Offered’: Obligation, Transaction, and Feminine Agency in Evelina and Belinda

Elizabeth Shand (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “‘The Little Philosophy I Am Mistress of’: Passions and Knowledge in Eliza Haywood’s Early Fictions”

Workshop 6H: “Digital Paleography: A Beginner’s Workshop on Text Encoding and MS Letters,” G010, Genome Science Building

Moderators: Elisa Beshero-Bondar (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), Lisa M. Wilson (SUNY Potsdam), and Kellie Donovan-Condron (Babson College)

12:00-1:30, Lunch (on your own)
1:30-3:00, Session 7, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 7A: “Beyond Sisterhood: Dorothy Wordsworth & the Romantic Tradition,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Talia Vestri Croan (Boston University)

Amanda Ricks Smith (Brigham Young University): “Meteorological Time in Dorothy Wordsworth’s Rydal Journal

Sarah Flatt (University of South Carolina): “Dorothy Wordsworth and Lyrical Ballads: A Journal’s Lasting Impact on Romantic Literature”

Mary Ellen Bellanca (University of South Carolina Sumter): “The Amanuensis is the Message: Isabella Fenwick, Auto/biography, and Dorothy Wordsworth’s Nineteenth-Century Reception”

Panel 7B: “Two Become One: The Troubles of Law and Love,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kathryn Lane (Northwestern Oklahoma State University)

Marissa Bolin (University of York): “‘The Fatal Chain of Evidence’: Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s Presentation of Circumstantial Evidence and the Debate for Bigamy Law Reform”

Julian Whitney (Emory University): “Empathy, Persuasion, & Legal Critique in the Courtrooms of Maria & Mary Barton

Katie Peel (University of North Carolina at Wilmington): “Generational Shifts: The Changing Landscape for Literary Representations of Kept Mistresses”

Panel 7C: “Raising the Next Feminist Generation: Women in Isolation and Community,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Anita Turlington (University of North Georgia)

Yon Ji Sol (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities): “Growing out of Shakespeare: A Child as a Reader in Maria Edgeworth’s Harrington and Renewal of English Identity”

Karen Dodson (University of North Georgia): “Raising the New Woman in George Fleming’s ‘For Better, For Worse’”

Anita Turlington (University of North Georgia): “Stifling the Woman’s Voice: Subversive Male Mentors in Ella Hepworth Dixon’s Story of a Modern Woman and Mabel E. Wotton’s ‘The Fifth Edition’”

Panel 7D: “Regeneration and Reinvention of Biography II: Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, & Edith Simcox,” Alumni Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Constance Fulmer (Pepperdine University)

Katherine Montwieler (University of North Carolina, Wilmington): “Letitia Elizabeth Landon: Whose Poetess?”

Elizabeth Way (Wake Forest University): “‘Stuck through with a Pin and Beautifully Preserved’: Curating the Life of Elizabeth Barrett Browning”

Constance Fulmer (Pepperdine University): “Irony upon Irony: The Persistence of Gordon Haight’s Perceptions of Edith Simcox”

Roundtable 7E: “British Women Writers as Models for 21st-Century Activism,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Paula Feldman (University of South Carolina)

Participants: Janna Chance (Union University), Amy Kahrmann Huseby (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Lesa Scholl (University of Queensland), Celeste McMaster (Charleston Southern University), Kathleen Béres Rogers (The College of Charleston)

Workshop 7F: “Landing your First Article in an Academic Journal,” University Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Kimberly J. Stern (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

2:30-4:30, Rare Books Exhibit, “‘Records of Woman’: A Special Rare Books Exhibition for the 2017 British Women Writers Conference,” Fearrington Reading Room, Louis Round Wilson Library

Curated by Rachael Isom & Kelli Holt (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Remarks by Paula Feldman (University of South Carolina) at 4:00pm

3:00-3:30, Afternoon Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
3:30-5:00, Session 8, Roundtables, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Roundtable 8A: “Women’s Transnationality and Literary Forms,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Linda K. Hughes (Texas Christian University)

Participants: Beverly Taylor (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Marjorie Stone (Dalhousie University), Deirdre d’Albertis (Bard College), James Diedrick (Agnes Scott College), Heidi Hakimi-Hood (Texas Christian University)

Roundtable 8B: “Digital Generations of 18th- & 19th-Century British Women Writers,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kirstyn Leuner (Dartmouth College)

Participants: Elisa Beshero-Bondar (University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg), Grant Glass (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Roundtable 8C: “Revisiting the Marriage Plot,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kathy Psomiades (Duke University)

Participants: Melissa Adams-Campbell (Northern Illinois University), Nora Gilbert (University of North Texas), Anna Maria Jones (University of Central Florida), Kristin Mahoney (Western Washington University), Marissa Bolin (University of York)

Roundtable 8D: “Sympathy and the ‘Queer’ Body,” Club Room, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Melissa Shields Jenkins (Wake Forest University)

Participants: Jill Ehnenn (Appalachian State University), Derek Bedenbaugh (University of South Carolina, Columbia), Lisa Hager (University of Wisconsin, Waukesha), Claudia Klaver (Syracuse University)

Roundtable 8E: “Print Culture and the Poetess,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Casie LeGette (University of Georgia)

Participants: Tricia Lootens (University of Georgia), Wendy S. Williams (Texas Christian University), Renee Buesking (University of Georgia), Sarah Storti (University of Virginia)

Roundtable 8F: “Harriet Martineau in the 21st Century: What Next?” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Deborah Logan (Western Kentucky University)

Participants: Lesa Scholl (University of Queensland), Michael Hill (University of Nebraska), Kristen Pond (Baylor University)

5:00-5:30, Coffee Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
5:30-7:00, Keynote Address, “Victorian Poems, Flowers, Books, and Readers: Grace Under Pressure,” Hill Ballroom, Carolina Inn

Introduced by Jeanne Moskal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Andrew Stauffer (University of Virginia)

7:00-8:00, Cocktail Hour and Fridays on the Front Porch with Bluegrass Music, Carolina Inn Bar and Front Porch, Carolina Inn (cash bar)
8:00-10:00, Banquet (included in your registration), Anne Hill Courtyard, Carolina Inn 
(weather permitting–in case of inclement weather, the Banquet will take place in the Hill Ballroom)
9:00, Campus Tour at Dusk, Meet Jane S. Gabin at Carolina Inn Main Entrance


7:00-8:30, Breakfast (included in your registration), Colonnade, Carolina Inn
7:30-11:00, Registration and Publisher Tables, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
8:30-10:00, Session 9, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 9A: “Engendering a New World: Nation, Empire, Community,” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Kaari Newman (University of St. Thomas)

Geraldine Friedman (Purdue University), “Generating the Independent Nation: The National Body and the Slave’s Body in Graham’s Brazilian Journal

Jeanne Moskal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “Kate Marsden, David Livingstone, and Missionary Generations”

Carolyn Davis (University of Texas at Austin): “Susanna Rowson and the Noble Savage: Subjugating the New World through Transatlantic Friendship Narratives”

Panel 9B: “Reports on Pets & People: Memorializing across Generations,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Jana Zevnik (University of Texas at Austin)

Valerie Stevens (University of Kentucky): “Kitsch Kittens and Dedications to Dogs: Animal Biography and Multigenerational Survival”

Dilara Cirit (University of Texas at Austin): “Mourning Generations: The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant as Modern Elegy”

Sharon Cogdill (St. Cloud State University): “Reporting on the Age as It Ends: The Prolific Journalism of Lady Violet Greville”

Panel 9C: “New Women Revamping Old Traditions,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Anita Turlington (University of North Georgia)

Emily Madsen (University of Alaska at Anchorage): “Angels in Charcoal: Mary Cholmondeley’s Red Pottage and Female Creative Power”

Casey Cothran (Winthrop University): “‘They Were Her True Sisters’: Mona Caird, The Wing of Azrael, and the Alternative Heroic Tradition of the Female Suicide”

Lesley Goodman (Albright College): “‘What a thorough Woman You Are, Mother’: New Women and Old Mothers”

Panel 9D: “Who’s Speaking, Please? Unusual Focalizations and Problematic Narrators,” Chancellor East, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Melissa Schaub (University of North Carolina at Pembroke)

Kristen Pond (Baylor University): “Listening to Legacies: Narrative Point of View and the Control of Distance in Ellen Wood’s East Lynne

Jacob Romanow (Rutgers University): “Narrative Discretion and the Provincial Novel: Rethinking Oliphant’s Narrator”

April Munroe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “‘Let Us Hope the Author Thinks of Her Childhood’: Confronting the Authorial ‘I’ in the Stephen Family Juvenilia”

Panel 9E: “Seeing Green: 19th-Century Visual Culture,” Chancellor West, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Doreen Thierauf (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Lindsay Wells (University of Wisconsin, Madison): “‘You See With My Eyes’: Maria La Touche, Her Daughter Rose, and John Ruskin’s Proserpina

Robyn Miller (Auburn University): “Written by Pen or Pin: Needlework and Idealized Domesticity”

Ann Garascia (University of California, Riverside): “‘Impressions of the Plants Themselves’: Anna Atkins’ Photographs of British Algae and Generations of ‘Green’ Archival Preservation”

Workshop 9F: “Navigating the Academic Job Market: Job Materials & Interview Preparation,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Matthew Taylor (University of North Carolina at Chapel HillI)

10:00-10:30, Morning Break, Colonnade, Carolina Inn
10:30-12:00, Session 10, Carolina Inn & Hyde Hall

Panel 10A: “Mommy Issues: Mothers in the 18th Century” Hill Ballroom North, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Casey Sloan (University of Texas at Austin)

Henna Messina (University of Georgia): “Familial Generations in Elizabeth Inchbald’s A Simple Story (1791) and Susan Ferrier’s Marriage (1818)”

Seohyon Jung (Tufts University): “Manipulative Mothers and Interrupted Reproductions in Maria Edgeworth’s The Absentee

Andrea Coldwell (Coker College): “Regenerating Roles: Lady Hannah Casamajor East’s Diary #2 and the Domestic Ends of Journaling”

Panel 10B: “Good Ways to Die: Women Writing Death and Inheritance,” Hill Ballroom Central, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Lisa M. Wilson (SUNY Potsdam)

Vicky Cheng (Syracuse University): “‘The Martyrdom of Love and Life Endured’: Female Genius and Productive Death in Marie Corelli’s The Murder of Delicia

Carol MacKay (University of Texas at Austin): “Generative Interaction: Anne Thackeray Ritchie’s Dynamic Rewriting of Familial Relations”

Charlotte Taylor-Suppe (King’s College London): “‘You Must Go on Bearing Children’: Eugenics, Inheritance, and Maternal Literary Legacy in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and A Room of One’s Own

Panel 10C: “Fabricating New Woman Texts,” Hill Ballroom South, Carolina Inn

Moderator: James Diedrick (Agnes Scott College)

Irene Rieger (Bluefied College): “‘The Tailor-Made Girl’ in the New Woman Novels of Eliza Humphreys, George Moore, and Ella Hepworth Dixon”

Kathryn Webb-DeStefano (University of Virginia): “Keynotes and Discords: The Lost Women of The Bodley Head”

Margaret E. Barfield & Constance Fulmer (Pepperdine University): “Reflections on Our Work on Edith Simcox”

Panel 10D: “Victorian Echoes: Mothers and Homes in the 20th Century,” Chancellor East, Carolina Inn

Moderator: April Munroe (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Alexis Casey Williams (Middle Tennessee State University): “A ‘Darling Mamma’ and Her Devoted Son: The Displacement of Sexual Desire in May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier: A Life

Jacqueline Sykes (Western Washington University): “‘The Groove of the Commonplace’: The Economics of Maternal Love in Higginson and Austen”

Panel 10E: “The Familial Empire: Phebe Gibbes and Dinah Craik,” Chancellor West, Carolina Inn

Moderator: Anne Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Li Qi Peh (Columbia University): “The Non-Sentimental Sentimental Novel: A Reading of Phebe Gibbes’s Hartly House, Calcutta

Alisha Walters (Pennsylvania State University): “Interracial Generations: Dinah Craik’s The Half-Caste and Intergeneration Mixture”

Anne Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro): “Shaking British Dust from their Feet: Regenerating the English Family in Dinah Mulock Craik’s Hannah

Panel 10F: “Forging Allegiances: Hellenism and Medievalism in the 18th and 19th Centuries,” Seminar Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Lesa Scholl (University of Queensland)

L. J. Cooper (Duke University): “Reclaiming Rome: Felicia Hemans on Art and Empire in Classical Antiquity”

Brian Cook (University of Mississippi) & Christopher Douglas (University of Alabama): “Eliza Haywood: Secret Medievalist?”

Workshop 10G: “Revising the Dissertation into the Book,” University Room, Hyde Hall

Moderator: James Mulholland (North Carolina State University)

12:00-1:30, Lunch (on your own)
12:00-1:30, BWWA Board Meeting and Lunch, Incubator, Hyde Hall
1:30-3:00, Lecture and Performance: “The Song Cycles of Charlotte Smith’s Beachy Head,” James and Susan Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall

Lecture by Elizabeth Dolan (Lehigh University)

Performance by Amanda Jacobs (composer & piano) & Shelley Waite (mezzo-soprano)

3:15-4:45, Session 11, Hyde Hall

Plenary 11A: “Supporting the Research of Contingent Faculty,” University Room, Hyde Hall

Moderators: Miranda Yaggi (Indiana University), Cynthia Current (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Jenny Pyke (Wake Forest University)

Workshop 11B: “Transgender 101: A Conversation about Best Practices for Supporting Transgender Folks in Higher Education & Beyond,” Incubator, Hyde Hall

Moderator: Lisa Hager (University of Wisconsin, Waukesha)

5:15-6:45, Keynote Address, “Collaborative Energies, Women Writers, and an Unpublished Manuscript on Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Honeymoon,” Hanes Art Auditorium 121, Hanes Art Center

Introduced by Laurie Langbauer (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Beverly Taylor (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Marjorie Stone (Dalhousie University)

7:00-8:00, British Women Writers Association’s 25th Anniversary Celebration: Champagne, Cupcakes, & Awards, John Lindsay Morehead II Lounge and Graham Memorial Patio, Graham Memorial 
8:00, Conference Ends & Dinner Groups in Chapel Hill: Please sign up here!