116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Architecture, Space, and Literature

Session Chair: 
Richard Watts, University of Washington
Session 8: Sunday 10 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 115


  1. Michela Ronzani, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
    The architecture of opera houses in Italy mirrored the hierarchical structures of both society and aesthetic principles of the time when they were built, in the 18th century. The analysis of cultural and political debates of the 1890s reveals that as the cultural, social, and political role of opera changed, theater architecture needed to adapt.
  2. Michael Powers, Reed College
    This paper explores Paul Scheerbart’s literary and aesthetic writings on glass architecture and the ways that Walter Benjamin draws on them in his own work in the course of conceptualizing a utopian, radically non-instrumental mode of linguistic and visual relationality.
  3. Angela Gattuso, University of Colorado, Boulder
    This paper argues that, by mirroring in architectural structures the characteristics of those who inhabit or build them, Wordsworth presents the structure as a material place subsistent upon community and security. Defense includes an analysis of the relationship of characters to the structures; the characters' situational position as reflected onto the structures; and the final resting conditions of the structures.
Session Cancelled: