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Wednesday, 30 December

747. Victorian Rituals

1:45–3:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon L, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Dickens Society

Presiding: Robert E. Lougy, Penn State Univ., University Park

1. “The Victorian ‘Science’ of Small Talk: ‘What to Do and How to Do It,’” Richard Gibson, Wheaton Coll., IL

2. “‘The Most Poetical Topic’: The Victorian Way of Dying,” Lynn M. Alexander, Univ. of Tennessee, Martin

3. “‘Bringing Out the Dead’: Postmortem Photography and Victorian Ritual,” Amy R. Leal, Syracuse Univ.

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