115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Architecture, Space, and Literature I

Session Chair: 
Holly Henry, California State University, San Bernardino
Session 1: Friday 8:15 – 9:45 am
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  1. David Wolf, Portland State University
    For Henry James the representation of consciousness reflects an ecological aesthetics. My analysis of The Ambassadors charts Strether’s evolution through four intratextual garden scenes, showing them to link back even as they look forward to the Lambinet landscape analepsis, the germ and the consummation of Strether’s  consciousness narrative.
  2. Richard Watts, University of Washington
    First, this paper considers how geographer Matthew Gandy’s The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination deploys literature as an archive; second, it offers a few thoughts on how literary scholars in the environmental humanities can adapt some of Gandy’s insights regarding water and urban space to their practice.
  3. Angela Gattuso, University of Colorado, Boulder
    In this paper, I argue that Thoreau’s conception of nature is an individual entity which may be applied to the separate realm of architecture. In doing so, I compress Thoreau’s spiritual view of nature into a single unit which paradoxically maintains freedom while creating distinction, a paradox which I locate in the idea of truth. 
Session Cancelled: