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

British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century

Session Chair: 
Beth Ptalis Hough, Independent Scholar
Session 9: Sunday 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Miller Hall 131


  1. Ryan Wise, Eastern Washington University
    I investigate Heathcliff’s class transformation in Lin Haire-Sargeant’s H.~ The Story of Heathcliff’s Journey back to Wuthering Heights through Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of habitus and transverse movements. Heathcliff’s recognition of the social classes and his lower-class position allow him to manipulate the rhetorical situation to perform as a gentleman by learning upper-class gentleman manners.
  2. Judith Paltin, University of British Columbia
    This paper examines the inhospitality of the "Cyclops" episode of Joyce's Ulysses to understand how an imagined collectivity might undermine the originary violence of (majoritarian) law through an appeal to the virtue of hospitality.
  3. Angela Chang, San Francisco State University
    “Only connect….” The epigraph to E. M. Forster’s Howards End embodies a worldview and initiates a world in which dualisms abound. The connection it calls for is conjectured and rejected in this novelistic universe, explored and abandoned, achieved and destroyed. To what extent the world of the novel is our real world, and to what extent its worldview is to be our worldview, are questions the novel invites.
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