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

Women in Literature II

Session Chair: 
Laura Razo, "California Polytechnic University, Pomona"
Session 9: Saturday 3:35-5:05pm
Parlor B (PH-ET)
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  1. April Gilbert, San Francisco State University
    In Frances Burney’s Evelina (1778), privacy intersects with marriage, commerce, architecture, and transportation throughout the novel. Indeed, the letters themselves form a private space. This paper will explore the space described as nowhere and the meaning of private space within the text of Frances Burney’s first published work.
  2. Erin Bartnett, The University of Virginia
    This paper presents a close reading of the virtual vocabulary in Karen Tei Yamashita’s novel Tropic of Orange. In conversation with contemporary scholars on the ethnic American novel, globalism, and media, this paper explores how the language used to map out virtual space informs and complicates notions of selfhood associated with geographical space.
Session Cancelled: