Virtual ProgramTuesday, October 19

26-04 Nature Abhors a Tyrant

Tuesday, October 19, 5:15 pm–6:45 pm

  session will be recorded and available for later viewing online

Sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section


Chair: Judith Lanzendorfer (University of Findlay)

5:15 pm
The Ineradicable Bloodstain Motif in Macbeth
Charlotte Artese (Agnes Scott College)

5:45 pm
Reinventing the Aztecs: Postcolonial Tension and Moral Equivalence in Laura Esquivel’s La Ley del Amor
Barbara E. Hamilton (Mercer County College and William Paterson University)

6:15 pm
I Am Subject to a Tyrant: Caliban’s Parrhesia
Judith Lanzendorfer (University of Findlay)

This panel focuses on literary tyrants/tyrannical actions, with special attention to expiating the guilt of tyranny. “The Ineradicable Bloodstain Motif in Macbeth” centers upon motif E422.1.11.5.1, which marks the Macbeths with their crime. “I am subject to a tyrant: Caliban’s Parrhesia” examines how in The Tempest Caliban uses language as a mode of resistance against Prospero. “Reinventing the Aztecs: Postcolonial Tension and Moral Equivalence in Laura Esquivel’s La ley del amor” uses the 1995 novel to address cultural oppression and traditional belief systems in the aftermath of human tyranny.