Microcosms: Fifth International Conference on Literary Juvenilia
June 15-17, 2017
University of North Alabama
Florence, Alabama

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
UNA vans will be at Huntsville airport (HSV) to pick up conference attendees.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Registration, Coffee 11:30 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon with Featured Speaker Christine Alexander , In Search of Self: The Thrills and Perils of Branwell Bronte's Microcosmic World 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Session #1 Visual Juvenilia
Kate Sumner Creative Spaces in Chatterton and Blake's Teenage Illustrations: Towards a Critical Understanding of Visual Juvenilia
Beverly Taylor Politics of the Larder in the Politically Engaged Juvenilia of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Her Son "Pen"
Laurie Langbauer Workshop: The Picture of youth?
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Coffee Break 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Featured Speaker Beverly Mayne Kienzle , The Business World: Virginia Cary Hudson's Unpublished 1905 Essay and Unseen Period Photographs PLUS Launch of O Ye Jigs and Juleps 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. Personal Time/Dinner/Rest/Check-in to Hotel 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Drinks Reception  

Friday, June 16, 2017

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session #2
Juliet McMaster , Pamela Brown's The Swish of the Curtain: A program for Life
Alexandra Prunean (via Skype), Lucy Peacock's Juvenile Magazine Contributors: Editorial Construct or Genuine Juvenilia Voices?
Gillian Boughton , Girls as Writers: A Selective Review of Girls' School Magazines in England from the 1960s to 1990s
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Lorna Clark , "Teaching 'the young idea how to shoot': The Juvenilia of the Burney Family" 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Session #3
Rob Breton , Assumptions of Innocence: The Juvenilia of Ernest Jones
Jeffrey Bibbee , Mary Eliza Haweis: Drawing to Domesticity
Melissa Thornton , Behind the Mask: Virginia Learns about Keeping up Appearences in the Adult World
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Coffee Break 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Session #4
Caroline Lieffers , "The Highest Type of American Boyhood": Exploration and Empire in G. P. Putnam's "Boy's Books for Boys"
Pamela Nutt , Bunyips, Billabongs and the Bush
Sylvia Hunt , The Political Worlds of Boxen and Narnia: Small Bodies in Big Spaces
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Personal Time 5:45 - 10:00 p.m.
Dinner and The Miacle Worker at Ivy Green  

Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session #5
Judith Pike , A Microcosm of Race and Disbality: The Deaf-Mute Dwarf in Charlotte Bronte's Juvenilia
Donna Couto , "As Plain as a Pig on a Sofa": Anthropomorphism and Zoomorphism in Flannery O'Connor's Early Handmade Books
Catherine James , Defying Classification: Reception of I AM a Pueblo Indian Girl, by Child Author E-Ye-Shure'
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Business Meeting: Formation of International Society for Literary Juvenilia Studies and founding of new journal in support of Society's work
UNA vans available to return conference attendees to HSV.

Sunday, June 18, 2017
UNA vans available to return conference attendees to HSV.

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Registration fee for all presenters and attendees includes Entertainment Package.

The Entertainment Package includes only the reception (Thursday, June 15), Friday evening dinner (June 16), and performance of The Miracle Worker (June 16). This package may be booked as an add-on to the basic registration fee, in order to accommodate travel companions who do not plan to attend the conference.

Regular Registration fee: $150 US
Student Registration fee: $100 US
Entertainment Package only (cannot be booked after June 1, 2017): $50 US
Late fee (applies after May 15, 2017): $25

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