New York University
16-18 September 2016

All sessions meet at 4 Washington Square North, 2nd floor seminar room, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, Sept. 15

6.30 (or so), all are invited to meet for a drink at the White Oak Tavern, 21 Waverly Place (a few blocks east of Washington Square Hotel).

Note that Isabel Hull (Cornell University) will be giving a lecture at Columbia from 6 to 7.30, with a reception to follow; for details contact Emily Rutherford (

Friday, Sept. 16

9.15-10.00     Welcome

10.30-12.30   Public session: “The Victorians and the Moderns,” with Seth Koven (Rutgers), Ren Pepitone (Johns Hopkins), Martha Hodes (NYU), Arthur Spirling (NYU), chaired by Peter Mandler. 53 Washington Square South, ground floor auditorium

12.30-2.00     Lunch 53 Washington Square South, ground floor atrium

2.30-3.45      Workshop 1, Richard Hall, comment by Divya Subramanian

4.15-5.45      Workshop 2, Emily Rutherford, comment by Anna Neima

7.30 (or so)   Small group dinners. See attached sheet for groups; meeting place and times TBA.

Saturday, Sept. 17

9.15-10.30     Workshop 3, Freddy Foks, comment by Natasha Pesaran

11.00-12.15   Workshop 4, Hannah Woods, comment by Laura Quinton

12.15-1.30     Lunch. See the attached guide to local eateries.

1.30-3.00      Teaching session, with Michal Shapira (Tel Aviv University), Ellen Boucher (Amherst College), Alexander Zevin (College of Staten Island, CUNY), Sam Wetherell (Berkeley and Columbia), chaired by Lucy Delap.

3.30-5.00      Walking tours of Greenwich Village. Two groups; points of departure TBA

6.45-9.00      Dinner. Please arrive no later than 7 so that our party can be seated. Otto Enoteca, 1 Fifth Avenue (about a 5 minute walk north of Washington Square)

Sunday, Sept. 18

10.00-11.15    Workshop 5, Alma Igra, comment by Kieran Heinemann

11.15-11.45    Coffee and bagels

11.45-            Planning session