CFP: The Connecticut Review-Trauma Issue (9/1/05; journal issue)

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A CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline –September 1, 2005; journal issue)

Much of contemporary academic debate is focused on the difficulty in
representing trauma, as well as the undeniable need to find a way to
communicate such experience. Scholars such as Cathy Caruth have noted that
the traumatized individual is unable to witness him or herself at the moment
of violent breach. Therefore, traumatic experience cannot be easily
understood, and yet, paradoxically, it must be articulated. Present day
concerns seem to focus in on the problematic representation of horrific
experiences such as slavery, the Holocaust, and the attack of September 11,

The Connecticut Review is soliciting original work ranging from academic
articles, translations, short stories, plays, poems, interviews and art for
an upcoming special issue devoted to this study of trauma. In dedicating an
issue to such an expansive topic, The Connecticut Review hopes to compile
both personal and academic responses addressing such issues as the modes of
transmission and lived experience of traumatic history, traumatic memory,
literary representations of trauma, and the ethics of representation to
further the discussion on art's role in communicating the experience of

Send work (essays formatted in MLA style and no longer than 20 pages) to
Editor-The Connecticut Review, English Department, Willard Hall, Central
Connecticut State University,
New Britain, CT 06050. Works may also be submitted electronically to

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