About the event

This year's CUNY Victorian Conference, "Bad Victorians," considers how nineteenth-century British narratives might be construed as difficult or dissident, how "badness" might alter from the nineteenth-century to the present, and why we tend to denote certain texts, materials, and topics as "bad." Speakers will focus on nineteenth-century popular theater, pain, decadent scenery, debased books, criminality, and imperial domination. Our keynote speaker is Catherine Gallagher, the Eggers Professor of English Literature at University of California, Berkeley. Conference details coming soon.

For further informaion, including the complete program and list of speakers click here.

Cosponsored by the English Department, The Graduate Center, CUNY.