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Saturday, 27 December

40. Victorian Vulgarity

3:30–4:45 p.m., Golden Gate 6, Hilton

Program arranged by the Dickens Society

Presiding: Elsie Browning Michie, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge

1. “‘Now Everybody Knows Me by the End of Me Old Cigar’: Music Hall Vulgarities,” Jeffrey L. Spear, New York Univ.

2. “Eliotic Infatuations: Vulgarity and Desire in Middlemarch,” Joseph Litvak, Tufts Univ.

3. “Looking beyond Class: The Imperial and Domestic Politics of Victorian Vulgarity,” John R. Kucich, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

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