New 'British' Geographies:
A Graduate Student Conference Presented by
The Unit for Criticism and The British Modernities Group

Saturday, February 19
IPRH Building, 805 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana
1 - 5:15pm

1:00 British Imperialisms

Debojoy Chanda (University of Illinois, English)
“The Nation-Mother as Hindu Space in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora

Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson (Northwestern, History)
"Circulating Conflict: The Trial of F.E.T. Krause, Colonial Identity, and the South African War of 1899-1902."

Michael Verderame (University of Illinois, English)
"A Conspiracy of Nations: Ruskin, Meteorology, and the Geography of Empire"

Respondent: Joyce Tolliver (Spanish, Gender & Women's Studies)

COFFEE BREAK, 3 - 3:15 PM

3:15 Britian and 'Europe'

Filiz Barin (Illinois State, English)
"The Victorian Controversy and Discourse on Eastern Question: British Travelers to the Ottoman Empire in the Nineteenth Century "

Carl Lehnen (University of Illinois, English)
"James and Pater’s Queer Italian Geographies"

Thierry Ramais (University of Illinois, English)
"Torn between 'Britishness' and 'Belgianness': Mutually Reinforcing (National) Identity Crises in Charlotte Brontë's Villette and The Professor


Respondent: Julia Saville (English)