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

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The Written Script and the Part You Play

Joaquin Martinez, Riverside City College

In Bret Harte's "The Luck of Roaring Camp," the narrator serves as an external prohibitor, suppressing other characters' individual desires and constructing their subjectivity. By re-constituting them as totem images of Western society, the narrator prevents the (re)emergence of innate desires that may have been repressed into the subconscious.