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

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Taking Flight: Lyricism, Regionalism and Feminism in British and American Literatures

Session Chair: 
Kelly Douglass, Riverside City College
Session 2: Friday 10:45am-12:15pm
Marriott Orangecrest


  1. Sandra Diaz, Riverside City College
    By exploring how birds are used as symbols for human ideas on death, creativity and transcendence in 19th century to early modern British lyric poetry, we see how birds came to represent more than these themes but also the literary periods they were created in.
  2. 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.
  3. Bre'Ale Waddell, Riverside City College
    Sarah Orne Jewett in "A White Heron" uses her central character, an impressionable girl, as a vessel to discuss the clash between feminine innocence and patriarchy while Kate Chopin in two stories defends a controversial view in her patriarchal society, that a woman could be an independent, free-thinking, sexual creature.
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