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May 9, 2010

CFP: The Journal of Literary Theory: Trauma and Literature

"Since the mid-1990s, the intersection of trauma theory and literary studies has proven itself to be mutually fruitful. Traumatic events as thematized in literature have been researched, for example torture, rape, genocide. Beyond this approach, researchers have also looked at the relations between specific strategies used by victims of trauma for remembering, commemorating and working through these experiences and literary modes of representation.
This issue will focus on exploring the status of the current discussion, and more specifically on the status of methodological and theoretical approaches to these questions. Historical case studies and analyses of specific literary texts are accepted only if they adopt a predominantly systematic perspective, contribute to the reconstruction of the history of literary theory, or pursue innovative methods."
Submission deadline: March 15, 2011.

More information: Call for Papers website or H-Net Announcements.