My PAMLA Agenda

My Itinerary and Agenda for PAMLA 2014

There are so many great panels at this conference! I wish I could attend more.

Day 2 (Saturday)


Event / Title / Notes



On the road

Session 6

10:30-12:00 Teaching with the Internet & Technology RCC Meeting Room 9


12:10-13:45 Plenary Address and Luncheon RCC Ballroom A/B

Session 7

13:45-15:15 Comparative Literature I RCC Meeting Room 3

Session 8

15:30-17:00 The Victorians and Literary Theory Marriott Embassy


17:10-18:40 The Uncanny Art of Reading RCC Ballroom A/B

Conference Reception

18:45-20:00 Dia de los Muertos Marriott Grand Ballroom




Back to the Hotel

Day 3 (Sunday)


Session Title



8:00 Eat and check out Rodeway Inn

Session 9

9:00-10:30 Rethinking “Remediation”: New Approaches for the 21st Century RCC Raincross B

Session 10

10:45-12:15 Folklore and Mythology
(my session)
RCC Ballroom B


12:30-14:00 Food

Depart for Home

14:15 On the road

Arrive Home

19:00 Home

A Brief Review of Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Tess of the d'UrbervillesTess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hardy is one of those authors who is neither poet nor novelist but an amalgamation of both, for his prose is poetic and his poetry is so condensed that 50 lines of poetry is as rich as a novel. Tess is no exception to this: Hardy paints a (view spoiler)[beautiful yet tragic (hide spoiler)] picture of life in rural southwestern England through the eyes of a dairymaid, Tess Durbyfield, who is a direct descendant of a knight from an old Norman family, D’Urberville. Even a casual read of Tess has the potential to inspire lingering and thoughtful questions: Who gets to be rich, who gets to be poor, and who gets to decide? What power does a woman in Victorian culture have to make choices for the good of herself and her family? Who suffers from cultural double standards? What of all of this continues to resonate throughout today?

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