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Tuesday, October 19, 5:15 pm–6:45 pm
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Sponsored by the Medieval and Early Modern Folklore Section
Chair: Judith Lanzendorfer (University of Findlay)
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)
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 E418.104.22.168.1, 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.