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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 442: Trauma and Recovery, III: A Round Table Discussion

Monday 3 July 2023, 19.00-20.00

Organiser:Grace Elizabeth O'Duffy, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Adam Kelly, Faculty of English, University of Oxford

This round table discussion will feature all the participants from the two-part 'Trauma and Recovery' series of sessions. By assembling the speakers of such a diverse array of papers, we seek to discuss both medieval literature as a site for representations of trauma and recovery, and the means by which these representations are approached in the academic field. We want to ask and begin to answer questions about the treatment of such a sensitive topic as an academic subject, and how we as academics ought to think and write about trauma in a way that is academically sound and thorough, while also delicate, sensitive, and thoughtful.

Participants include Natasha Bradley (University of Oxford), Wallace Cleaves (University of California, Riverside), Adam Kelly (University of Oxford), Grace Elizabeth O'Duffy (University of Oxford), Chad White (University of Louisville, Kentucky), and Pamela Yee (University of Rochester, New York).