First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Elizabeth TurelloFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Clare Callahan

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Elizabeth Turello will discuss how modern-day fantasy literature grapples with evolving gender roles. She demonstrates the various ways in which fantasy writers, including J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and Leigh Bardugo, have engaged with the feminisms of their respective times, and argues that these writers' texts must be read in the context of their historical moments. The capstone paper demonstrates the central role that literature plays in fostering an understanding of race and gender discrimination and in generating new narratives that advance a more equal society.

College and Major available

English

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

E390A, Clare Callahan

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Elizabeth Turello is a senior at Sacred Heart University majoring in English. She is interested in fantasy literature and is currently applying for jobs in publishing. She wants to be a literary agent, representing YA and adult fantasy writers, after graduating from Sacred Heart. Her dream is to travel to Oxford, which houses the Tolkien Archive, and study Tolkien's fantasy works through Oxford's M.Phil in English program.

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

How Literary Study Advances Belonging: Modern-Day Fantasy: The Progressive Role of the Active Female

Digital Commons

Elizabeth Turello will discuss how modern-day fantasy literature grapples with evolving gender roles. She demonstrates the various ways in which fantasy writers, including J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, and Leigh Bardugo, have engaged with the feminisms of their respective times, and argues that these writers' texts must be read in the context of their historical moments. The capstone paper demonstrates the central role that literature plays in fostering an understanding of race and gender discrimination and in generating new narratives that advance a more equal society.

 

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