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

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Architecture, Space, and Literature III

Session Chair: 
Paris Brown, University of California, Riverside
Session 3: Friday 2:00-3:30pm
RCC Meeting Room 3


  1. Patricia Michele Robinson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    This paper argues that in Trollope’s Barchester Towers, only characters who are willing to limit themselves in decorating their homes, but display good taste, are fit to preach in major historical buildings of the church and to oversee the creation of new ecclesiastical spaces.
  2. Lisa Kohlmeier, La Sierra University
    This paper focuses on the physical space in which women worked and the way the spaces helped to shape the work these women accomplished. Space tells a story and helps us to understand dimensions of the ideas of women and their intellectual influence on their time.
  3. Emily Handy, Winthrop University
    This paper interrogates Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-paper” in an attempt to delineate the identity of Jane from the destabilized narrator at the story’s end. In pursuing this distinction, this paper argues that the room that the narrator inhabits, furnished by patriarchal fixtures, is a macrocosm of the narrator’s mind.
Session Cancelled: