CFP: Trauma Theory/Victorian Studies (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

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Jill Matus
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A special session at the 2006 meeting of NAVSA
(North American Victorian Studies Association)
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006
The aim of this special session is to explore the relationship between
contemporary trauma theory and Victorian studies. Particularly welcome
are papers that offer interventions in current conceptions of the
genealogy of trauma and consider the implications of a more widely
historicized conception of trauma, as well as papers that reflect on the
usefulness and applicability of trauma theory to Victorian literature.
Proposals may also address the relationship between Victorian literary
representation and emergent psychological discourses of consciousness
and its aberrations; the effect of affect on cognition; the functions
and dysfunctions of memory; Victorian theories of dream, nightmare, and
hallucination. Proposals should be no longer than 2 pages (500 words)
and should be submitted with a one page cv by email either as an
attachment or included in the body of the message to Jill Matus at by February 15, 2006. When submitting a
proposal, please also cc the conference organizing committee at .Conference participants must have paid NAVSA dues.
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