CFP: Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship (9/18/06; NEMLA, 4/1/07-4/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jillmarie Murphy
contact email: 

Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship: 38th Annual NEMLA =
Convention, March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland. This panel proposes to =
examine the connection between the real-life trauma of nineteenth =
century authors and their body of work. In what ways did their childhood =
and/or adolescent traumas inform and shape 19th century writings? How =
much narrative distance is there between the traumatized author and =
his/her work? What are the various traumas that serve to influence =
writers of the nineteenth century? Possible trauma topics include: Death =
and/or Suicide and/or Murder; Poverty; Incest; Physical and/or Emotional =
Abuse; Parental Insanity; Personal Insanity; Abandonment; Addiction; =
Other. Deadline for proposal is 15 September 06. Please send 250-300 =
word abstract to: Please include name, title, =
affiliation, email & postal addresses, office & home phone #'s, along =
with any AV requests. Or mail proposal to:

Jillmarie Murphy, Ph.D., English and American Literature
Professor, Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue
Schenectady , NY 12305
"The profane can never taste the joys of Elysium--because it is a =
spiritual joy, & they cannot perceive it"--Sophia Peabody Hawthorne

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