CFP: Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

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Mary Kate Azcuy
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CFP: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal Perspectives
(3/1/06; 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.

Some possible areas of investigation into the experience of trauma from the
native perspective could center on:
Narratives of boarding/residential school experience.
Native/indigenous/aboriginal military responses to colonialism.
Accommodation and adaptation as a survival technique.
The psychic trauma associated with assimilation and culture loss.
Regenerative cultural efforts of native/indigenous/aboriginal peoples.
Trauma and contemporary American Indian literature.
Genocide and the project of colonialism.
The Indian massacre and American history.
Trauma, cultural memory and oral tradition.
Manifest Destiny and the gendering of dominance.
Ritual, spiritual, ceremonial responses to trauma.
Representations of trauma in native art.

The above list is certainly not exhaustive and I encourage proposals that
address the issue of trauma and European colonialism in innovative and
insightful ways.

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

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, 1 2006.

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