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
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UPDATE: CFP: The Literature of Trauma: Native/Indigenous/Aboriginal
(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

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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