“Seeing Trauma in Early Modern Drama”: a panel proposal for the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society conference (October 18th-20th, 2018 in Vancouver, BC).
Please see the following link for the conference cfp: http://www.pnrs.org/conference.html The conference theme is “Renaissance Perspectives: Lens, frames, optics, focus, proportion; points of view, sightlines, stages, visions, spectacle; theoretical, historical, philosophical perspectives; subjectivity, objectification, the gaze; world views, macrocosms and microcosms; illusions, insights, shifts, representations; and more…”
Dr. Samantha Dressel (Chapman University and University of California, Irvine) and Alexander Cosh (University of British Columbia) seek a third presenter for this panel proposal. Our current papers are:
Dressel: “The Effects of Trauma on Communication in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy”.
Cosh: “Seeing Signs of Trauma in Marlowe’s Aeneas”.
We are seeking a third paper that explores, engages with, or contests the use of trauma theory as it applies to early modern drama. The paper may also deal with issues of victimology, memory, violence, and warfare.