The Woman Card: Feminism and Victorian Studies, Past, Present, and Future

MAY 05, 2017 | 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


1218: Segal Theatre


May 05, 2017: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM




The Center for the Humanities


The 2017 Victorian Studies Conference "The Woman Card: Feminism and Victorian Studies, Past, Present and Future", featuring Keynote speaker Nancy Armstrong (Duke University), will examine the state of feminist criticism in Victorian studies. We will explore feminist work from its inception in the 1970s, through its landmark critical works, into its current state and future prospects, with particular attention to how our feminist practices vary transatlantically and intersect with queer studies, narrative theory, postcolonialism, and digital humanities. We will be asking how feminist Victorian criticism formed, how it has changed over time, and what we want for its future.

Cosponsored by the Victorian Committee of the PhD Program in English, the CUNY Graduate Center, Dickens Studies Annual, he PhD Program in English and Advanced Research Collaborative