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

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Literature and the Other Arts I

Session Chair: 
Judith DeTar, University of California, Los Angeles
Session 6: Saturday 10:30am-12:00pm
RCC Meeting Room 8


  1. Adelaide Kuehn, University of California - Los Angeles
    I turn to representations of urban peripheries, and the artistic production within these communities, in order to engage with grassroots movements seeking social change. I use literary and visual sources from urban Cameroon in order to understand how peripheral communities seek to integrate into the economic and social center of the city.
  2. Megan Spiegel, Western Washington University
    This paper engages with Mark Doty’s ideas regarding form and subjectivity, described in his novella-length essay Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, as a model for reading hybrid literary texts that include photography or other visual elements. 
  3. Allison Curseen, Duke University
    Focusing on Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s peculiar allusions to ballet, this paper uses dance history and the study of dance performance in order to explore both the racist ideologies and resistances to those ideologies embedded in the depictions of physical movements in Stowe’s domestic and antislavery narratives.
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