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


Session Chair: 
Mary Caroline Cummins, "University of California, Riverside"
Session 1: Friday 8:15 – 9:45 am
Henry 210
Topic Area: 


  1. Nan Darbous Marthaller, American Military University
    This paper entitled, “Exploring Bergson’s Theory of Memory: A Way to Understand PTSD,” explores the symptoms of PTSD through the lens of Henri Bergson’s philosophy of memory. Traumatic memories, flashbacks and recurring nightmares are all symptoms of posttraumatic stress. As remembered events, whether voluntary or not, they are directly linked to memory.
  2. Bethany J Avalos, Claremont Graduate University
    Reversing the traditional direction and power relation of the gaze, Herman Melville in Moby Dick and Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court present anti-imperialist arguments by pairing each protagonist with a native “Other” through whose eyes he comes to see himself and society more clearly. 
  3. Rebecca Rauve-Davis, Antioch University
    Edmund Husserl showed how an objective world can be constituted from a starting point of absolute subjectivity; Dorothy Richardson depicted a complex fictional world without breaching the confines of her protagonist’s mind. Both grappled with the paradox of the immanent other.  Employing a Husserlian reading of Pilgrimage, this paper explores two questions: How can a real other can be discovered within a purely subjective realm? And what response does such a discovery demand?
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