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>From: "Jill Matus" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Trauma Theory/Victorian Studies (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)
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>A special session at the 2006 meeting of NAVSA
>(North American Victorian Studies Association)
>Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
>  31 August - 3 September 2006
>The aim of this special session is to explore the relationship between
>contemporary trauma theory and Victorian studies.  Particularly welcome
>are papers that offer interventions in current conceptions of the
>genealogy of trauma and consider the implications of a more widely
>historicized conception of trauma, as well as papers that reflect on the
>usefulness and applicability of trauma theory to Victorian literature.
>Proposals may also address the relationship between Victorian literary
>representation and emergent psychological discourses of consciousness
>and its aberrations; the effect of affect on cognition; the functions
>and dysfunctions of memory; Victorian theories of dream, nightmare, and
>hallucination. Proposals should be no longer than 2 pages (500 words)
>and should be submitted with a one page cv by email either as an
>attachment or included in the body of the message to Jill Matus at
>[log in to unmask] by February 15, 2006. When submitting a
>proposal, please also cc the conference organizing committee at
>[log in to unmask] .Conference participants must have paid NAVSA dues.
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