114th Annual Conference - Pasadena, California
Friday, November 11 - Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gothic II

Session Chair: 
Kimberly Honda, City College of San Francisco
San Gabriel
Topic Area: 


  1. Masha Grigoryan, Los Angeles Pierce College
    My paper analyzes the characters of Heathcliff and Piggy from Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and William Golding's Lod of the Flies. In doing so, I discuss the subversion and redefinition of masculinity that each character displays, thereby creating and existing in a gothic heterotopic space.
  2. Jolene Zigarovich, University of Northern Iowa
    My talk calls attention to Gothic cultural productions as destabilizing, crossing, porous, and unfixed. And with a broadened view, beyond the gender category, the idea that “trans” is concerned with questions of space and movement, I argue, is found central to the development of Gothic.
  3. Elizabeth Mathews, University of California, Irvine
    In Ann Radcliffe’s 1797 novel, The Italian, henchmen embody the connection between institutions and individuals, making these structures visible in the novel on a personal level. While Radcliffe uses physical objects like masks to reinforce the impersonality of cruelty, she more subtly inscribes the novel’s unfeeling world through grammatical constructions. 
Session Cancelled: