112th Annual Conference - Riverside Convention Center, California
Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Birds, Balls and Feminism

Bre'Ale Waddell, Riverside City College

Sarah Orne Jewett in "A White Heron" uses her central character, an impressionable girl, as a vessel to discuss the clash between feminine innocence and patriarchy while Kate Chopin in two stories defends a controversial view in her patriarchal society, that a woman could be an independent, free-thinking, sexual creature.