UPDATE: The Politics of Affect (12/31/05; SSAWW, 11/8/06-11/11/06)

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Barbara Ciccarelli
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The Politics of Affect in Trauma Texts

This proposed panel will be held at the Society for
the Study of Women Writers Conference (SSAWW) November
8-11 2006 at the Sheraton Society Hill in
Philadelphia, PA. This panel will take up for
discussion the claim by Raymond Williams that the
affective processes examined in art and literature are
unevenly developed, mediated, and structured. Thus,
sentimentalism's reliance on an illusion of
experiential equivalence might be considered
problematic in attempting to negate differences. How
do 20th and 21st century trauma texts written by women
go beyond the19th century sentimentalists, inspiring
negotiation of conflicts, social movements, and
identity formations? Interdisciplinary approaches

Visit the Society for the Study of American Women
Writers website for more details.

Deadline for one-page abstract and one
page cv extended to December 31, 2005. Please
email as attachments to ciccareb_at_neumann.edu.

Dr. Barbara L. Ciccarelli
Assistant Professor
Arts and Sciences
Neumann College
Aston, PA 19014

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