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712. Vulnerable Victorians: Identity and "Deviance"

Sunday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Purdue-Wisconsin, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Brandy Schillace, Case Western Reserve Univ.

1. "'Waste, Want, Ruin, Despair, Madness': Vulnerability, Deviance, and Moral Debility in Bleak House," Brandy Schillace

2. "'Damaged and Disguised': East Lynne, Vulnerable Bodies, and Moral Incongruence," Christiana Salah, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

3. "A Queer Vulnerability: The Transformative Power of Substance Dependence in High Victorian Literature," Kari Nixon, Southern Methodist Univ.

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  • British Literature – Nineteenth Century

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