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Thursday, March 18th

Registration and Reception: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mary Greer Room, Hodges Library, Second Floor)

6:00 - 7:30 pm (Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library, First Floor)
Cathy Caruth, Emory University
Plenary Address: “After the End: Psychoanalysis in the Ashes of History”

Friday, March 19th

Registration: 8:30 - 9:00 am, (University Center, Room 218)

Opening Remarks: 9:00 - 9:15 am, (University Center, Room 218)

Session 1: 9:30 - 10:45 am

Panel 1:Beyond the Belle: Trauma Narrative in the Work of Southern Women Writers
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 225)
Chair – Monica Miller, University of Tennessee
Justine Leach, University of Toronto – “Trauma and the Ambiguation of Sexual Consent in Gayl Jones’ Corregidora
Martha Billips, Transylvania University – “Silence and Speech: Traumatic Memory and Survivor Discourse in the Fiction of Lee Smith”

Panel 2:Communal Responses to Collective Trauma
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 226)
Chair – Adam Coombs, University of Tennessee
Elizabeth Grubgeld, Oklahoma State University – “Irish Survivor Memoirs and the Ryan Report: Libratory Narratives or Traumatic Repetitions?”
Sheila Morton, Tusculum College – “Nuremburg’s Transitional Justice: Giving Voice to Injustice”
Trevor Dodman, Hood College – “Bearing Witness in the Classroom: Bringing Together College Students and Holocaust Survivors”

Panel 3:Trauma and Ethnicity
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 227)
Chair – Leah Rang, University of Tennessee
Renea Frey, Northern Kentucky University – “Beyond the Other: Individual and Collective Trauma in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Ceremony
Caryn Rae Adams, University of the West Indies – “Reconciliatory Returns? The Journey Home to the Site of Trauma in Ramabai Espinet’s The Swinging Bridge and Marie-Elena John’s Unburnable
William Andrews, Chicago Theological Seminary – “Trauma and Recovery in Eikha Rabbah

Session 2: 11:00 - 12:15 pm

Panel 4:Trauma and Fictional Representation
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 225)
Chair – Margaret Dean, University of Tennessee
Margaret Lazarus Dean, University of Tennessee – “Fiction and Collective Trauma”
Melissa Burgess, St. Louis University – “Shaping Identity and Healing the Self: Sharon Hamilton’s My Name’s Not Susie
Kim Fordham, Augustana College – “Remembrance and Responsibility: Stories told through the responses to violence“

Panel 5:Identity, Land and Trauma
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 227)
Chair – Elizabeth Covington, Vanderbilt University
Elizabeth Covington, Vanderbilt University – “Embedded Memories: Trauma and Cultural Property in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Rachel Nisselson, Vanderbilt University – “Slimane Benaïssa’s L’avenir oublié: A Monument to the Future”
Amanda Hagood, Vanderbilty University – “Repair: On Mobilizing Trauma for Environmentalist Narratives”

Lunch on Own: 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Session 3: 2:15 - 3:45 pm

Panel 6:Transmitting Trauma in Modern American Culture
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 225)
Chair – Dennis McGlothin, University of Tennessee
Christopher Field, Southern Illinois University – “‘Now everything seemed suddenly so real’: Illusory Patterns and the Vietnam Syndrome in Bobbie Ann Mason’s In Country
Aaron DeRosa, Purdue University – “September 11 and Nuclear Paranoia: Traumatic Evolution”
Matt Raese, University of Tennessee – “Dangling Man/Falling Man: Locating Discontent in the Interrupted Life”

Panel 7:Gendered Trauma
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 226)
Chair – Taryn Norman, University of Tennessee
Dennis Gouws, Springfield College – “Representing the Traumatized Male Bog-Body: Examining Gendered Assumptions about Grauballe Man and Windeby 1 in Seamus Heaney's Poetry and in Scientific Writing”
Suzette Henke, University of Louisville – “A Blooming Shame: James Joyce’s Ulysses As Trauma Narrative”

Panel 8:Trauma in the Experience of the World Wars
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 227)
Chair – Bill Hardwig, University of Tennessee
Austin Riede, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – “The Talking Cure for Englishness: War, Trauma, and the Individualist Turn in Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End
Christina Colvin, Emory University – “Patient Testimony after PTSD: Evaluating the Disorder in the Light of Literature”

Reception: 6:00-7:00pm, (UT Downtown Gallery)

7:00 – 8:30 pm (UT Downtown Gallery)
Julia Levine
Poetry Reading: “Trauma and Redemption: In Search of Form”

Saturday, March 20th

Registration: 9:30 - 10:00 am

Session 4: 10:00 - 11:15 am

Panel 9:Tangible Testimony: The Role of Sensory Perception in the Processing of Trauma
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 226)
Chair – Ajitpaul Mangat, University of Tennessee
Ravenel Richardson, University of St. Andrews, Scotland – “The Auditory Perception of Trauma in Women’s Diaries of the Second World War”
Kate Lawless, University of Western Ontario – “Re-presenting Trauma: Visual Testimony and Psychic Resistance in the Case of Four Photographs from Auschwitz”
Stephen Hock, Virginia Wesleyan College – “Performing Testimony in Nathaniel Mackey’s From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate

Panel 10:Narrative as a Strategy for Recovery
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 227)
Chair – Rob Spirko, University of Tennessee
Elizabeth Weston, Western Kentucky University – “Overwhelming Narratives and the Willingness to Hear”
Cheryl Chaffin, Union Institute – “Writing Possibility: Narrative Activism in Women’s Post-Trauma Memoir”
Pamela Burger, CUNY Graduate Center – “‘Hell and Hope in the Palm of My Hand’: Fragmentation and Testimony in the Rape-Survivor Memoir”

Session 5: 11:30 - 12:45pm

Panel 11:Representations of Trauma and Memory as a Recursive Process
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 226)
Chair – Anne Sisk, University of Tennessee
Val Spence, University of Tennessee – “Going to Press: Mediating Trauma in the News”
Ashley Lowry, University of Tennessee – “Multiple-Trauma Narratives: How Katrina ‘Opened Up’ New Orleans”
Teresa Hooper, University of Tennessee – “‘You Must Tell Your Story’: The Textures of Memory and trauma in The Laramie Project”
Anne Sisk, University of Tennessee

Panel 12:The Politics of Narrating Trauma
(University Center, Second Floor, Room 227)
Chair – Robin Barrow, University of Tennessee
John Paul Hampstead, University of Tennessee – “Triumph into Trauma: Milton’s Lucan and Mourning Civil War in Epic Literary History”
Robin Barrow, University of Tennessee – “Contesting Testimonies of the 1857 Indian Rebellion: Re-imagining Trauma through Fiction”
Michael Dean Clark, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – “Can I Get a (Fictional) Witness?”

Luncheon: 1:00 - 2:30 pm, (University Center, Third Floor, Hermitage Room)

Roundtable Discussion: 2:30 - 3:30 pm, (University Center, Second Floor, Room 226)