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

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Comparative Literature II

Session Chair: 
Melissa Martinez, University of California, San Diego
Session 10: Sunday 10:45am-12:15pm
RCC Meeting Room 3


  1. Rachel Eliot Perry, Auburn University
    This paper explores the influences of Dante’s Inferno that resonate throughout Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano. Lowry’s masterpiece is an account of a man following his own downward spiral into a personal hell. This paper takes into consideration the “cinematic language” of both novels, the physical descriptions of the hellish environment, and the hallucinatory and gruesome path both works follow. 
  2. Irina Renfro, California Baptist University
    Sumarokov’s Hamlet, is observed from the viewpoint of connection with Russian apocryphal text of 9th century Revelations of Mary, Mother of God.  Special attention is given to the redemptive values of the female characters.
  3. Marlene Broemer, Finlandia University
    The current spate of Nordic crime fiction follows generations of British and American sleuths, but this genre not only represents an escape from reality, it also co-mingles elements of the mystical, the unexplainable, the mythic, and the paranormal, thus intriguing readers on multiple levels.
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