By the time you read this, I should be at Northumbria University in Newcastle-upon-Tyne for this year’s BrANCH conference. (The program is here.) This is my first BrANCH (British American Nineteenth Century Historians) conference experience, and I’m glad it’s being held in one of my favorite areas of England.

I try to post my conference papers in advance. Things have been hectic recently, so I apologize for the late posting. This draft [link removed] isn’t the final one, which has the introduction and conclusion, as well as full citations. Nevertheless, it gives you an idea of what I’ll be talking about.

Despite the recent controversy over live-tweeting and live-blogging, I plan on doing both if the technology is available and I’m not too jet-lagged.