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

Women in Literature I

Session Chair: 
Blanca Aranda Gómez García, Western Washington University
Session 3: Saturday 8:15 am – 9:45 am
Miller Hall 156
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  1. Jennifer Roseblade, California State University Dominguez Hills
      Issues with women and wrongful institutionalization, accusations of madness, and confining gender roles are often elusive. This work uses a neo-Victorian approach to study such issues found in Victorian literature, sensation fiction, neo-Victorian fiction, and a biography. The methodology uses the theories of Foucault and research conducted at institutional buildings.   
  2. Francesca F. Terzano, "California State Polytechnic University, Pomona"
    Charlotte and Emily Brontë in their novels Jane Eyre and Wuthering Height create commentary regarding the limitations placed on women in Victorian society. This is through the sisters using symbolic images shaped from Aristophanes’s androgynous to argue that everyone is equal in order for women to gain autonomy.
  3. Aurelie Griffin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 (France)
    This paper will consider The Duchess of Malfi as a source for Urania in its depiction of the queen Pamphilia, who renounces her love to devote herself to her people. Urania could be a response to the Duchess’s putting her own desires first, which had disastrous consequences for her country.
Session Cancelled: