Unspeakable Reality: Trauma Represented in Contemporary Fiction (NEMLA 2013)

Trauma, and its psychological and social aftermath, attests to the catastrophic effects of war, genocide, terrorism, interpersonal abuse, colonization and oppression, and racism that punctuate the 20th and into the 21st century. Contemporary fiction about trauma gives witness to the unspeakable reality of traumatic experience on the individual, relationality, and the social fabric. The shattering experience of trauma, both psychic and social, confronts fiction with the limits of its ability ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
2013 Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
Postcolonial
American
Hispanic & Latino
British
Literary Theory
World Literatures
20th & 21st Century
20th & 21st Century
African & African Diasporas
Asian & Asian Diasporas
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