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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 16 Jun 1993 16:06:21 -0700
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The UC California Dickens Project has just released its schedule
for the "Victorian Mystery" conference to be held August 5-8 at
Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz.

        Further questions about the conference may be addressed to
the Dickens Project, Kresge College, UC Santa Cruz, CA 95064, tel.:
408-459-2103; fax: 459-4424.

Thursday, August 5
6:30    Sherry Hour And Registration    Kresge College Town Hall

7:30    Welcome and Opening Remarks
Albert D. Hutter
University of California, Los Angeles

7:45    Victorian Murder: Female Motives and Methods
Judith Knelman
University of Western Ontario

Friday, August 6

11:15   True Crime
Moderated by Robert Newsom
University of California, Irvine

Laura Inman
Columbia University
Gender and Victorian Female Crime: The Case of Maria Manning

Patrick Leary
Indiana University
The Poisoning of Husbands: Arsenic and Sexual Politics at Mid-Century

1:45    The Newgate Novel
Moderated by Joseph Childers
University of California, Riverside

Anne Humpherys
Graduate Center and Lehman College, City University of New York
"Police Intelligence": Newgate Narrative and the Construction of Crime

Kenneth Thompson
University of Virginia
Didactic Sensationalism and the Newgate Controversy: Oliver Twist, Jack
Sheppard, and Courvoisier

Larry Wolff
Boston College
Juvenile Criminality and Erotic Sentimentality in Oliver Twist

3:30    Mystery and Identity
Moderated by Patrick McCarthy
University of California, Santa Barbara

Thomas Caramagno
University of Nebraska
Victorian Ideas on the Dual Brain

Kathleen Spencer
University of Nebraska
Mysterious Powers of Mind: Late Victorian Fantastic Fiction

Peter Dale
University of California, Davis
Oscar Wilde: Crime and the "Gracious #011#Shapes of Art"

7:00 Dessert Party and Entertainments

Saturday, August 7

8:45    "The Curs" [of Scotland Yard]
Donald Rumbelow
Formerly of the London Metropolitan Police

10:30   Mysteries of Mind and Body
Moderated by Regenia Gagnier
Stanford University

Sara Berman
Columbia University
The Meaning of Mediumship

Michael Doylen
University of California, Santa Cruz
Writing the Body, Writing the Mind: Phrenology and the Construction of
Victorian Subjectivity

Diana Basham
University of Warwick
Grey Ladies: Victorian Women's Ghost Stories and Victorian Women Ghosts

1:30    Mysteries of the Text
Moderated by Roni Natov
Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Barbara Gottfried
Bentley College
Figures of Mystery on the Threshold of the  Domestic: Heathcliff and the
"Tenant" of Wildfell Hall

Brian Cheadle
University of the Witwatersrand
The Case of the Dark Surgeon: Mystification and Mystery in the Later Dickens

Ian Duncan
Yale University
The Secret History of the World in The Moonstone

Sunday, August 8

9:00    Mystery and Sensation
Moderated by Troy Boone
University of Rochester

Catherine Hollis
University of California, Berkeley
"Am I Tied to a Wheel?": Locomotion in#011# Lady Audley's Secret

Susan David Bernstein
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Colonizing Domestic Mysteries: The Discourse of Primitivism and Collins's
Sensation Fiction

Ronald Thomas
Trinity College
The Lady Vanishes: The Mystery of Identity in Victorian Sensation Fiction

10:45   Gender, Mystery, and Detection
Moderated by Joss Marsh
Stanford University

Teresa Mangum
University of Iowa
Wilkie Collins, Detection, and Deformity

Susan Katz
New York University
Dispossession and Self-Creation: The Case of the Female Sleuth

Susan Leonardi and Rebecca Pope
University of Maryland and Georgetown University
The Return of Irene Adler