The Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma
This volume is the product of our long-term collaboration on issues of trauma, narrative
and memory, involving a group of scholars who attended two research events that we coorganized on literature and trauma. The first was a week-long summer symposium,
“Trauma Narratives and the Ethics of Reading”, which was part of the summer session of
the Nordic Summer University in Saulkrasti, Latvia, in July-August 2017. The second event
was a three-day seminar, “Trauma and Literature: Prospects and Perspectives”, which took
place under the auspices of the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature
Association in Spring 2018 (UCLA).