113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

British Literature and Culture: 20th and 21st Century III: Spectacular Modernity

Session Chair: 
Tesla Schaeffer, University of Washington
Time: 
Session 12: Sunday 12:10-1:40pm
Location: 
Skyline I (PH-ET)

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Gilles Viennot, University of Arkansas
    Ballard posits that industrialism and late capitalism have opened an era when, as Jean Baudrillard described, accident and terrorism are the perverted but natural way to express the psychopathology that lies at the core of contemporary human psyche.
  2. Ana Quiring, University of California - Riverside
    My paper considers the intersections of gender, class stratification, and mobility for the women of James Joyce's Ulysses. More specifically, I focus on Molly Bloom's movement, or lack of it, throughout the day, which many scholars have called an "incarceration." I argue that despite Molly's limited urban mobility, her clearly illustrated proprietary subjectivity demonstrates the privileges of her middle-upper class status.
  3. Oscar Bojorquez, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Sarah Kane’s oeuvre’s demonstrate a corrosive link between today’s domestic and global violence and gender. Her writing commentates on the cultural zeitgeist of the 20th century. This paper will illuminate Kane’s attack on the gender binary, the heterosexual matrix and the vision for the future she envisioned.
Session Cancelled: 
No