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448. The Victorian Photographic Imaginary

Saturday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., O'Hare, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Daniel Akiva Novak, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

Speakers: Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Ryan Fong, Kalamazoo Coll.; Jesse Hoffman, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick; Carla Manfredi, Queen's Univ.; Garrett Peck, Univ. of British Columbia

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Session Description:

This roundtable presents work on the relation between Victorian literature and photography in the context of poems, novels, travel narratives, and scientific discoveries. The speakers bring together recently discovered literary and visual texts to ask how this new medium was shaped by language.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • British Literature – Nineteenth Century

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