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

Folklore and Mythology

Session Chair: 
John J. Thompson, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Ching 253


  1. Teah Goldberg, "Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles"
    Maryse Condé’s, I, Tituba Black Witch of Salem, relying on the faint surviving record of the historical Tituba, creates and recreates the life of Tituba both prior to her to arrival in Salem and the aftermath of her ordeal. Condé’s text attempts to restore to historical, cultural, and literary significance Tituba’s narrative and power.  Through Condé’s text, Tituba achieves revenge on her accusers and oppressors by restoring her lost voice and reclaiming her legacy.
  2. Seemee Ali, Carthage College
    In the Iliad’s closing book, Hera, queen of Olympos, reveals that she nurtured and raised the outcast goddess, Thetis. The revelation is surprising: until this moment, the goddesses have appeared as polar opposites of each other. This paper considers the goddesses’ uncanny identity as mythic “doubles.”
  3. Cathy Ikeda, University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
    Through an analysis of the epic of the Hawaiian goddesses Pele and Hiʻiakaikapoliopele, this paper illustrates how these moʻolelo, stories, play a central role in enhancing multicultural perspectives in educating all students in the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu's middle level and secondary teacher education program.
Session Cancelled: