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

Gothic

Session Chair: 
Elizabeth Mathews, University of California, Irvine
Time: 
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: 
Miller Hall 231
Topic Area: 

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Franz Potter, National University
    The paper looks at the marketing and reception of Gothic chapbooks in the early 19th century. 
  2. Giannina Reyes Giardiello, University of Portland
    Commonly considered part of the magic realism literature, Latin American Gothic fiction is rarely studied as such. This presentation takes some of the most relevant Mexican gothic texts and analyzes their dialogue with contemporary works in order to analyze how they adopt, present and subvert this genre within their regional context.
  3. Kristen Davis, University of Maine
    Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars (1903) largely illustrates concerns about imperial arrogance and attempted mastery of the Other’s knowledge. Hammer studio’s 1971 adaptation brings Stoker’s rather minor emphasis on New Woman anxieties to the fore as it addresses potential repercussions of women with knowledge and power during second wave feminism.
Session Cancelled: 
No