Special focus on the subject:
TRAUMA from the different perspectives and theoretical frameworks in the areas of English literature, Assamese literature, folklore and culture
The literary scholars have been into a reasonably nuanced understanding of relationship between consciousness, trauma and literature/language and thus the Trauma Theory has been gaining ground amongst the literary studies.
The core concepts and tenets of the trauma theory also have a larger cultural context. In the deconstructionist aesthetics trauma narratives have drawn enough attentions from the critics and scholars. To say the least, the concept of trauma enables scholars to work under different theoretical frameworks. Trauma is represented in several of its manifestations in the different genres of literature. Literature universalizes psychic pain and pain is also many times related with historical issues. Trauma has ethical, social, political and historical dimensions and we just cannot restrict it simply to the psychological studies. The scholars study experimental psychology, social psychology, and different cultural and societal dynamics while dealing with the various dimensions of trauma. Trauma has its origin in many sources including individual and social prejudices, social discriminations, aftermath of holocaust, war, insurgency and terrorism, crime and violence, assault, rape, incarceration, genocide, identity issues, sexual /relationship violence, experiences of disasters and contagions, natural calamities, accident, sadism, alienation, stress, shock, bodily pains from diseases, problem of survival, famine, oppression and repression. Many times the situation of trauma challenges the very ability to cope. Its effect also may be ever present and intrusive. Traumas result in different responses from individuals and groups of individuals or societies. Certain of the traumas pass across generations. No wonder then that the post-colonial criticism too is witness to a myriad of responses to the cultural trauma theories and that the theories are still evolving.
Drishti:the Sight wishes to reflect upon the subject of TRAUMA from the different perspectives and theoretical frameworks in the areas of English literature, Assamese literature, folklore and culture in the next edition, to be published in the Month of November,2020.Scholars willing to contribute their papers on the subject are free to choose any theme /topic on this focus area.
For any information regarding mode of submission etc. they may view the Call –for- Paper -announcement in our official website: www.drishtithesight.com.
(Last date for receiving articles is August, 25, 2020).
Scholars may, however, also send articles on any subject other than this focus area for publication.