Converse College is hosting the international conference for the Victorians Institute Oct. 20 and 21. For more information, call 596-9114.
The Victorians Institute is an organization of scholars and students interested in British literature, culture and history during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 – 1901). The Institute sponsors the award winning Victorians Institute Journal (VIJ), as well as an annual meeting that gathers together scholars and students from the U. S. and abroad to focus on a specific theme of interest and importance to Victorian studies.
The theme for the conference at Converse is “Gender and Reform in Victorian Culture.” At 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, University of Virginia professor and author Alison Booth will present the keynote address titled “The Likes of Sister Dora: Representing Eminent Victorian Women.” Her most recent book is How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present