I don’t have any updates on Songs of the Victorians or Augmented Notes for today, because I spent last week finishing up the third chapter of my dissertation, polishing my writing sample for the job market, and working on my talk for NAVSA/BAVS/AVSA in Venice! I’ll be presenting on Robert Browning’s “A Toccata of Galuppi’s,” although my talk is not actually part of my dissertation, and I’ll also be attending the professionalization workshop, where I’ll learn more about the job market, grant writing, and tenure from experts in the field. I plan to make lots of progress on Augmented Notes this week, and I’ll add the Sullivan section of Songs of the Victorians soon, but I don’t anticipate making any of these changes public until after NAVSA/BAVS/AVSA.
I’ll actually be in Europe until the end of June, because I’ll also be presenting at the Ninth Biennial Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain (MNBC) in Cardiff. I’m on a panel with Phyllis Weliver, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, and Donna Parsons, organized and moderated by Maura Dunst, and I’m thrilled to meet and to present alongside other scholars who are interested in the connections between music and Victorian poetry. I’m giving a version of my paper on Caroline Norton’s “Juanita,” the first analysis I put on Songs of the Victorians, and I’m looking forward to demonstrating my project and “Juanita” analysis page at a music conference, since I’ve presented more frequently at English conferences.
I’ll still post updates here about both my projects, but don’t expect one until I arrive in Europe, and possibly not until after NAVSA/BAVS/AVSA (an acronym I’m enjoying more than I should).