This panel seeks papers that explore the experience and/or representation of trauma in Early-Modern texts. Examinations of how Early-Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma and papers that look at trauma theory and its use in Early-Modern studies are also invited.
Papers might explore, but are not limited to the following issues:
-How trauma was experienced and represented in Early Modern literature and culture.
-How Early Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma; Renaissance therapies
-Representations of mourning and melancholy