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

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Architecture, Space, and Literature II

Session Chair: 
Patricia Michele Robinson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 3


  1. Crescencio López-González, Utah State University
    The urban imaginary narrated in the novel is a symbolic representation of the processes of gentrification lived by a traditional working-class neighborhood in New York’s Spanish Harlem. The analysis of this novel concentrates on the interpretation of the symbolic realities lived by the characters and how the adverse economic conditions shapes the characters’ experiences and realities.
  2. Niyiri Manougian, Independent Scholar
    In Sherazade Leila Sebbar explores the formation of identity for Sherazade—a young woman of Algerian parents born and raised in France—in the postcolonial and marginalized underground society of Paris.  Sherazade’s identity is not based on who is, but rather focuses on who she’s not
  3. Sun Jai Kim, Michigan State University
    Delving into the figures of female ramblers depicted in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847),Nella Larsen’s Passing (1929), and Lena Dunham’s Girls (2012), the paper attempts to explore how a female character’s movements in the public sphere questions, interferes and redefines the dynamics of space, while achieving a radical sexual-awakening.   
Session Cancelled: