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Resilient and Irresilient Subjects

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3 – 4:30pm

Resilient and Irresilient Subjects

'Post-traumatic stress disorder’ arrived as a diagnostic category in 1980. Its range of stressors and symptoms then went through a period of major extension. Early in the 2000s, a new discourse of ‘resilience’ emerged, almost as a counter-reaction to the pervasive cultural presence of traumatic and post-traumatic subjects in the West.

This talk explores the rise and resonances of the concept of ‘resilience’ and speculates that the trauma and post-trauma pairing has been displaced by a new binary of resilience and irresilience.

This public lecture by Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London) has been organised as part of the Trinity Wellcome Trust ISSF Neurohumanities programme ‘Catalysing Neurohumanities research into Child Sexual Abuse’ project.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Public
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Dr Ailise Bulfin

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