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

British Literature and Culture: To 1700 I

Session Chair: 
Amy E. Shine, University of California, Irvine
Session 3: Saturday 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Miller Hall 13


  1. Sam Kolodezh, University of California, Irvine
    This paper examines the relationship between temporality and race in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. Drawing on the concepts of Kairos and Aion from Antonio Negri and Gilles Deleuze respectively, I argue that Aaron’s temporalization demonstrates the complexity of shifting from a representational character to a generative role and provides incite into the aesthetic fluctuations between a stereotype and a subject.  
  2. Amanda Riggle, University of California, Riverside
    The women of Measure for Measure, occupying various socioeconomic spheres from prostitute to nun, are ripe for a Marxist-Feminist analysis. By viewing the women of the play through the lens of 70’s feminist Marxist Lise Vogel and her theory of social reproduction and the classification of women’s work as unproductive labor, this paper asserts that the Duke of the play is a stand-in for a patriarchal English society re-domesticating women after the death of Queen Elizabeth I.
  3. Alexandria Morgan, University of Miami
    This paper will use William Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Venus and Adonis to examine the eroticized objectification of poetry, within which human bodies emerge as object. By focusing on the eroticized figure of the young man, I will explore what agencies these bodies have in submitting to or resisting the process of eroticized objectification by poetry, as well as the reciprocating affect of eroticized objectification upon the poet.
Session Cancelled: