Saturday, 27 December
40. Victorian Vulgarity
3:30–4:45 p.m., Golden Gate 6, Hilton
Program arranged by the Dickens Society
Presiding: Elsie Browning Michie, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge
1. “‘Now Everybody Knows Me by the End of Me Old Cigar’: Music Hall Vulgarities,” Jeffrey L. Spear, New York Univ.
2. “Eliotic Infatuations: Vulgarity and Desire in Middlemarch,” Joseph Litvak, Tufts Univ.
3. “Looking beyond Class: The Imperial and Domestic Politics of Victorian Vulgarity,” John R. Kucich, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick