UPDATE: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Mary Kate Azcuy
contact email: 
mazcuy@monmouth.edu

UPDATE: CFP: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal
Perspectives
(3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
Call For Papers
The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal perspectives.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

Areas to consider for Trauma and the contemporary Native-American
perspective might include literature from Momaday, Erdrich, Silko, Simon
Ortiz, Paula Gunn Allen, and Joy Jarjo. One might consider trauma
portrayed in: multiple generations of survivorship; cures and healings
depicted in fictive literature; integration of fractured selves;
multicultural perspectives within the traumatized self, integration, and
healing; the male/female Native persepecitve of trauma; posttraumatic
characters and/or fiction; memoir, truth, and trauma; apocalyptic trauma
and landscape. One could focus on ideas outlined by Billy Stratton’s CFP
2005: Native/indigenous/aboriginal military responses to colonialism;
regenerative cultural efforts of native/indigenous/aboriginal peoples; the
psychic trauma associated with assimilation and culture loss; Genocide and
the project of colonialism; trauma, cultural memory and oral tradition;
Ritual, spiritual, ceremonial responses to trauma.

Feel free to adapt or add to the above suggestions. Send abstracts of 250
words and a brief vita by email or snail-mail along with your name,
educational affiliation, address and phone number to:

Dr. Mary Kate Azcuy
English Department
Monmouth University
Cedar Ave.
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
732-571-3618
mazcuy_at_monmouth.edu

For abstracts sent electronically, please send as Microsoft Word
attachment or copy and paste text into the body of the e-mail. Deadline
for proposals: March, 15 2006.

Dr. Mary Kate Azcuy
English Department, Lecturer
Monmouth University

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