About the event
Join us for our annual Victorian Studies conference mapping the Victorian city with keynote Judith Walkowitz. Professor Walkowitz will explore how scholars from a variety of scholarly disciplines--architectural history, visual culture, literary studies, urban social history--have come to understand the love/hate relationship between the Victorian public and the Georgian city, a metropolis that Victorian citizens inhabited, disavowed, and, at least for a minority, came to treasure in the last decades of Queen Victoria's rule. Her talk will then consider how "Georgianism" and its literary associations featured in the late-Victorian makeover of London's Soho, helping to transform this neighborhood into a cosmopolitan pleasure zone. For a complete program of events, visit http://victorian.commons.gc.cuny.edu.
Co-sponsored by The Victorian Committee, the PhD Program in English, Dickens Studies Annual, and the Office of the President