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<nettime-ann> CALL: Exploring the Edge of Trauma Conference Deadline 5th January 2010


13 May to 16 May 2010
West Dean Conference Centre, West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QZ

The 7th Cultural Intersections International Colloquium, presented by:
. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, London, UK 
. Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, London, UK 
. Department of Languages and Linguistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada 
Colloquium organisers: Professor Fran Lloyd, Professor Lieve Spaas

Exploring the Edge of Trauma will interrogate the intricate and wide-ranging ways through which we seek to go over the edge of trauma, through art, literature, media, therapeutic and social experience, which all call for the construction/deconstruction of metaphors and representations that help or prevent sharing and communicating about trauma.  In an interdisciplinary and international context, it will delineate and discuss some of the rich cultural and social experience accumulated in this quest, and investigate the impossibility/possibilities to be fully cognate with and experience the trauma of others and communicate our own traumas.

Panels and convenors
. Cinema, Trauma and Displacement - Carrie Tarr, Kingston University 
. Cities of Trauma - Stephen Barber, Kingston University 
. Class Trauma - François Nectoux, Kingston University 
. The Legacy of Colonial Trauma - Lieve Spaas, Kingston University 
. Narrating Trauma - Tamás Bényei, University of Debrecen 
. Remediating Trauma - Chris Horrocks, Kingston University 
. Responses to Trauma in the Visual Arts - Fran Lloyd, Kingston University 
. The Unspeakable: the Language of Trauma - Magda Stroinska, McMaster University 
. Vengeance, sacrifice, catharsis: expériences masculines et féminines - Anne et Catherine Saouter, Université du Québec à Montréal 
. Young People Online: The Internet as a Medium for Trauma and Traumatic Experience - Julia Davidson, Kingston University 

Abstract submission

An abstract of 300 words should be submitted by 5 January 2010. The colloquium organisers also welcome poster submissions which explore trauma.  Detailed panel and abstract/poster submission information can be found on the conference website at: www.kingston.ac.uk/edgeoftrauma 

Please address general enquiries to fass-conferences@kingston.ac.uk  

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