Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
The focus on colors at the conference made me want to explore the phrase “a yellow smell” from Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” from 1892. I offer two interpretations of the smell and propose that combining the psychological concept of “the mother wound” with the idea of birth as life’s first trauma and the figure of the patriarchal mother in an exploration of Gilman’s short story permits a reading of the text as a story about daughterhood.
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“American Colors: Across the Disciplinary Spectrum”: The Twenty-Fifth Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Odense., Denmark