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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Melanie Martinez Cidon

Trauma and Coloniality in Contemporary Australian and Chilean Women's Writings
14 MAR 2022
1.00 PM - 2.30 PM

The research seeks to extend our understanding of the representation of trauma and the affective impact of coloniality on the literary practices of women writers in Australia and Chile. The project studies how the narrativization of trauma can bring sense to a fragmentary life experience. It demonstrates how trauma theory and coloniality can be brought together in literary studies, giving voice to silenced experiences of women writers in the Global South. A close literary analysis of two different corpuses will permit to further study of the crucial role played by fiction that allows the witnessing of forgotten, hidden or subconscious traumas. The processes used in trauma narratives that permit alternative ways of thinking trauma, history and time will be analysed.

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