Singing from the Margins? The Cultural Worlds of Victorian Hymns

Friday 23 October 2020, 10:00-11:15 am PST on Zoom

Please join us for this lively Zoom roundtable, which brings together four scholars to talk about a diverse array of Victorian hymns, including hymns by Jewish, Ethical Culture, Black, and Animal Rights communities. 

Attendees will listen to a recording of each speaker’s chosen hymn and then a brief presentation about each hymn’s cultural context and importance. The short presentations will be followed by a Q&A. Our speakers are:

  • Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, Indiana U East (on “Bands of Mercy Hymns and Songs for Children”);
  • Diana Maltz, Southern Oregon U (on “The Fisk Jubilee Singers in Britain, 1873”);
  • Heather Marcovitch, Red Deer C (on “Felix Adler and the Golden City”); and
  • Fred Roden, U of Connecticut (on “Missionary Judaism in Israel Zangwill’s ‘All the World (Shall Come to Serve Thee)’”). 

Everyone is welcome at this free event!

To register, please email The Zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees before the roundtable, which is the first event in a year-long series of 17 roundtables and workshops titled Crafting Communities: A Series of Victorian Object Lessons & Scholarly Exchanges in Covid Times. To receive the full schedule of events, please email