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

Women in Literature II

Session Chair: 
Hana V. Shishkarev, Western Washington University
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Miller Hall 156
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  1. Alessandro Regosa, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
    This study discusses the profiles of three Italian female artists: Livia d’Arco, Vittoria Archilei and Isabella Andreini. Their talent for singing and performing granted them to be praised by many poets, such as G. Chiabrera, B. Guarini and T. Tasso. My research will follow a backwards path, in order to make these women’s personalities and skills be the main topic of the speech: starting from G. B. Marino’s tributes, the aim is to show how their contribution helped to deeply change and shape the world of Arts and women’s role in it. 
  2. Hana V. Shishkarev, Western Washington University
    This paper explores the captivity narratives of Mary Rowlandson and Mary Jemison, in order to investigate the freedoms these early American white women experienced within Native captivity. In fact, without being kidnapped from New England and Pennsylvania, Rowlandson and Jemison would likely have never had options of power or autonomy.
  3. Maribel Rams, Western Washington University
    Carla Subirana's Swimming is a creative Catalan documentary about Subirana's grandfather, a guerrilla fighter executed in 1940 by Franco's army. Lacking archival footage, Subirana had to create postmodern re-enactments characterized by pastiche, irony, and nostalgia. Employing the aesthetic conventions of 1940s film noir, she presents her grandparents' past through retro-noir acting performances and iconic figures like Humphrey Bogart, thereby subverting gender and national identities while interrogating realistic, reliable narrations of history.
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