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


Session Chair: 
Gloria Schultz Eastman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Session 6: Saturday 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Miller Hall 15
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  1. Amanda White, Cal Poly Pomona University
    This paper is intended to rethink romanticism and its approach to gender representation through looking at the reception of Dorothy Wordsworth’s work in contrast to her brother, William while also utilizing Blake’s work and looking at how his characters became representations of gendered rhetoric during the Romantic era.
  2. Pamela Trayser, Arizona State University
    This paper explores the homoerotic relationship between the two male protagonists within William Godwin's novel Caleb Williams and the effect that this relationship has on both the orphan trope and Gothic elements within the British romantic period.
  3. Gloria Schultz Eastman, Metropolitan State University of Denver
    Maria is gothically haunting in its presentation of sanity and madness, a broken border between two socially constructed conditions. The dialogue of the novel employs heteroglossic and broken sentences; such use of language further complicates the subjectivity of the diagnosis of madness. The conflicting discourses result in a profound sense of unease which intensifies the gothic effect while also reflecting the political and economic issues of the early romantic era in England.
Session Cancelled: