115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Biblical Visions in Literature II

Session Chair: 
Aaron J Kleist, Biola University
Session 6: Saturday 10 – 11:30 am
Henry 210


  1. Catherine Whittinghill Illingworth, UCLA
    Of the three holy women who initiate the action of the Divine Comedy, Beatrice and Mary have been thoroughly investigated while St. Lucia remains mostly unmentioned.  This paper examines Lucia’s connection to classical female warriors, her distinction as a combatant against evil, and her leadership of the Church Militant in spiritual warfare. 
  2. Lauren Peterson, University of California, Davis
    I read the dream visions in Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White within the context of a Victorian culture attracted to biblical prophecy. I show that Collins references the biblical dream visions and interpretations of Joseph and Daniel (Genesis xl. 8, xli. 25, and Daniel iv. 18-25) to connect prophecy, captivity, and form.
  3. Peter Winsky, UCLA
    In Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov Alyosha’s vision of the Wedding at Cana marks a sudden change in his character. This moment of metanoia breaks with the literary tradition of Romantic Western European epiphany due to Dostoevsky’s Orthodox Christian perspective. When viewed through the lens of Orthodox Personalism this moment reveals a new paradigm in Dostoevsky’s oeuvre. 
Session Cancelled: