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McGill University
Department of English

The Burney Society
Burney Society Conferences

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Date: October 26-27, 2006
Place: Tucson, Arizona
Venue: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Session I: "Burney and Her Contemporaries"

Elaine Bander, Dawson College
"Male Ambitions and Female Difficulties: The Wanderer, Patronage, and Mansfield Park"

Brian Goldberg, University of Minnesota
"Anonymous Wanderers in 1814: Burney's The Wanderer and Southey's Roderick, the Last of the Goths"

Alexander H. Pitofsky, Appalachian State University
"Mansfield Park, Burney, and the Limits of Paternal Authority"

Plenary Speaker

Margaret Doody, University of Notre Dame
"Borders, Invasions, Contested Spaces and Margins in 1814: Waverley, Patronage, Mansfield Park and The Wanderer"

Session II: "Narrative and Identity in The Wanderer"

Maggie Sloan, University of California Santa Barbara
"The Difficulty of The Wanderer: Mentorship and Female Subject Formation"

Hilary Havens, Harvard University
"The Involuntarily Reacting Body and the Mind in The Wanderer"

Emily Friedman, University of Missouri-Columbia
"Wanderer's End: Understanding Burney's Approach to Endings"

Session III: "Society, Nation, and The Wanderer"

Jessika L. Thomas, West Virginia University
"Gender and Class in Burney's The Wanderer and Camilla"

Laurel Czaikowski, University of Florida
"Unsignified Women: [Lack of] A Place in Social Construction in The Wanderer"

Emma Pink, Simon Fraser University
"Frances Burney's The Wanderer: Nationness, Womanhood, and Authorship"

Session IV: "Burney in the Classroom"

Marilyn Francus, West Virginia University
Juliet McMaster, University of Alberta
Laura Runge, University of South Florida
Peter Sabor, McGill University
Susan Wood, Midland Lutheran College

Plenary Speaker

John Wiltshire, La Trobe University
"Frances Burney as Pathographer"


This year's conference theme is "1814"--a year that saw the exile of Napoleon to Elba, the burning of the White House, and the end of the War of 1812, along with the premiere of Beethoven's 8th Symphony, the introduction of the steam press at The London Times, and the composition of "The Star Spangled Banner."

The literary world saw the publication of Frances Burney's The Wanderer, along with Jane Austen's Mansfield Park, Maria Edgeworth's Patronage, Lord Byron's "Corsair," William Wordsworth's "Excursion," and Walter Scott's Waverley.

Marilyn Francus
Department of English
West Virginia University
230 Stansbury Hall
Morgantown, WV
26506 USA

Burney Society Tucson 2006 Schedule
Burney Society Tucson 2006 Schedule
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