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July 7, 2010

CFP: Beyond Trauma: Narrative of (Im)possibility (in Contemporary Literatures in English)

Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Universidad de Zaragoza, March 31 - April 2, 2011.

"Beyond Trauma: Narratives of (Im)possibility seeks to analyse this phenomenon and the possibilities of recovering from trauma as represented in contemporary narratives in English. Is fiction the appropriate site to explore the therapeutic process of working through traumatic events? Or are non-fictional forms like testimony or autobiography better equipped for it? What narrative strategies are deployed in order to convey that process? Are some literary genres more suitable than others for the representation of trauma and/or self healing? Is there any significant divergence in the approach to trauma and healing by hegemonic and marginal or minority groups? How are the ethical implications of representing trauma conveyed?"

Submission deadline: December 1, 2010.

More information: Call for Papers website.