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Call for Papers for the upcoming essay collection (In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature, edited by Professor Pi-hua Ni

(In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature Collection

Editors: Pi-hua Ni and Mei-Chuen Wang Contact

Email: phni@mail.ncyu.edu.tw

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Cathy Caruth’s groundbreaking works on trauma have shed light on its impact and the significance of narratives in bearing witness to trauma. As the title (In)Justice in Trauma and Trauma Literature suggests, this volume probes into the demarcation of trauma and victimhood and the associated issues of justice, injustice and (in)justice—given that a victim might concomitantly be a (forced) victimizer. Therefore, the objective of this collective volume is to firstly explore and challenge the dichotomous victim/victimizer categories in trauma, and then address the rarely discussed dual status of victim-(forced) victimizer and liminal (in)justice pertinent to this peculiar role. Framed through this new critical lens, this book will tackle the issues of justice, injustice and (in)justice pertaining to a traumatic event—be it personal or collective—and analyze literary representations and narratives of relevant questions.

Deadline for submission: November 30, 2021.

Notification of review results: January 31, 2022.

Deadline for submitting contributors’ finalized versions: March 15, 2022.