We Can't Go There With You: Trauma Rhetoric and its Abuses in Times of Sustained Threat

Comparative Literature Luncheon Series
Sep 15, 2014
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Dr. Rosemary Jolly, Penn State 

This talk addresses what trauma theory can and cannot offer in practical contexts of the sustained threats of HIV and gender-based violence. Dr. Jolly discusses her field work experiences, embedded as they have been in intergenerational histories of systemic violence underwritten by colonialism, its attendant racisms, and their aftermath. She addresses the interests of those working in the applied fields of trauma and post-traumatic studies, HIV, racism, sexism and heterosexism, child abuse and the intergenerational effects of colonialism and violent conflict.

This lecture is part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon Series.

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