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


Session Chair: 
Kimberly Honda, City College of San Francisco
Session 8: Saturday 3:05 – 4:35 pm
Henry 223
Topic Area: 


  1. Rachel Piwarski, University of Texas, Austin, Raelynn Gosse, "University of Texas, Austin"
    We will argue that the constructed visions of the operative female gaze in both The Love Witch and The Witch suggest the potentiality of the female gaze to transcend the gendered limitations and generic boundaries of the gothic and horror, enabling the audience to envision a liminal space wherein the gaze can be liberating and creative instead of repressive or violently masculinized.
  2. Laura Davis, Red Deer College
    This paper examines two short story cycles by Canadian writer Alice Munro, Lives of Girls and Women (1971) and Who Do You Think You Are? (1978). It demonstrates how the author mobilizes visual images related to haunting, and how, by doing so, she disassembles and unravels structures that uphold imperial time as linear and progressive. 
  3. Emily Foster, Columbia University
    In 1697, Charles Perrault published a discomfiting fairy tale that he had retrieved from French-European folk culture. In Perrault’s “Barbe-bleue,” or “Bluebeard,” a mature nobleman of wealth and power seduces, weds, confines, and grotesquely kills a string of luckless damsels. Jane Eyre’s Mr. Rochester is Bluebeard—a Gothic villain who receives no redemption in Perrault’s fairy tale, but is offered an uncanny form of salvation in the denouement of Brontë’s novel. 
  4. Elizabeth Mathews, University of California, Irvine
    My presentation looks to visual expressions of emotion in Matthew Lewis’s 1796 novel The Monk order to explain how it evokes a wide range of responses. I will analyze the visual influences, text, and illustrations of The Monk to show how the novel creates emotion.
Session Cancelled: