Viewing convention Program information from 2009
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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