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

Narrative and Time I: Rate and Pace

Session Chair: 
Eric Morel, University of Washington
Session 1: Friday 8:50-10:20am
Rogue (PMCC)


  1. Marco Caracciolo, University of Freiburg (Germany)
    Exploring a corpus of 20th century literary narratives and films from Virginia Woolf to Terrence Malick, this paper investigates how the narrative representation of “cosmic” time may leverage embodied image schemas—and particularly a felt sense of rhythm emerging in narrative progression.
  2. Tracee Auville-Parks, Options For Youth Public Charter School
    Upon examination of the musical score of Amadeus, this author has determined that while the filmic adaptation is thematically inconsistent with its literary antecedent, in both texts, the musical score establishes the rhythm through sequential ordering, which ultimately enhances the pacing of often comedic dialogue and repartee between actors, thereby positively influencing the audience reception experience.
  3. Emily K Bald, University of Washington - Seattle
    Rebecca Harding Davis’s use of narrative pacing in Life in the Iron Mills disorients readers from clock-time, which is becoming an increasingly reified source of political and social control—particularly for mill owners—in nineteenth-century America. By examining Davis’s representation of time(s), I will highlight under-examined connections among affective experience, embodiment and temporality. 
  4. Rachel Kaufman, Binghamton University
    My paper aims to articulate and explore the role that affect plays in literary expressions of the temporal, within a sampling of novels by Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison, and Jeanette Winterson. In other words, I aim to explore the time that we -- a novel and its readers -- learn to keep together.
Session Cancelled: