CFP: Trauma Narratives (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
HELEN LOVEJOY
contact email: 
helen.lovejoy@sbcglobal.net

Trauma Narratives
 
This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at (dis)junctions 2007: Malappropriation Nation
at the University of California Riverside’s 14th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 6-7,
2007.

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
traumatic narratives. Papers may examine any aspect
of trauma narratives, including specific texts and/or
critical and cultural frameworks for such texts. How
are traumatic events articulated in our current
cultural moment? How do cultural understandings of
trauma effect understandings of self? How do trauma
narratives influence and change notions of healing?

Other potential topics include:

Witnessing
Giving testimony
Trauma narratives and gender
Confessions
Community
Domestic violence
Child abuse
War narratives
Torture
Psychological trauma
Illness
Social displacement
Fictional and non-fictional narratives
Trauma narratives and modernism/postmodernism

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
helen.lovejoy_at_sbcglobal.net by February 16, 2007 (text
in the body of the message; please no attachments).

For more information, please visit the website at
http://english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions/

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