115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century I

Session Chair: 
Winona Howe, La Sierra University
Session 1: Friday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 104


  1. Aran Park, University of California, Riverside
    To investigate the ways in which writers exploit the Chinese foot binding custom to change British domestic trend and fashion, this essay would analyze the bidirectional influence between the Chinese feet and the British corset, the two extremely decorative fashion trends which bound and deformed the female body.
  2. Sarah MacDonald, Kent State University
    I am proposing an examination focusing on domestic laborer Hannah Cullwick (1984), who composed a diary over 17 years from about 1854-1873.  My central questions are: Why would Cullwick have produced so much textual and photographic material and what can we learn about the Victorian working classes through this unique evidence. 
  3. Jane J. Lee, California State University, Dominguez Hills
    This paper examines the ambiguities of Victorian obscenity laws regarding printed materials by reading "morally transgressive" texts as challenges to the definition of obscenity. 
Session Cancelled: