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

Comparative Literature II

Session Chair: 
Cloe Le Gall-Scoville, University of California, Davis
Session 7: Saturday 10:20-11:50am
Cabinet Suite (PH-ET)


  1. Alessia Mingrone, San Francisco State University
    In Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Luigi Pirandello’s One, No One and One Hundred Thousand, mirror images and masks are presented as social constructs that become inextricably attached to the protagonists’ “real” identities. The recurrence of these tropes ultimately demonstrates the impossibility of living without acting.
  2. JiHyea Hwang, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    In The Immoralist by Andre Gide and A Passage to India by E. M. Forster, the female characters’ health is contingent to their agency, or the lack thereof. This parallel illustrates the female characters’ struggles to overcome the authoritative male voice, and gain control of their life.
  3. Emmanuel Harris II, University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Using various theorist and writers, my investigation explores how Luz Chiriboga employs African cultural elements like black oral traditions, Yoruba gods and ancestor worship as a means of trans-generational cultural preservation.
Session Cancelled: