Thursday, 28 December
136. Trauma and the Works of Doris Lessing
10:15–11:30 a.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Doris Lessing Society
Presiding: Linda Weinhouse, Community Coll. of Baltimore County, MD
1. “Respectable Ladies and Sexual Trauma in The Grandmothers,” Linda A. Seidel, Truman State Univ.
2. “Trauma of Motherhood: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing,” Damjana Mraovic, Penn State Univ., University Park
3. “The Dissolution of Walls: Trauma, Healing, and the Sufi Way in Lessing’s Memoirs of a Survivor,” Lidan Lin, Indiana Univ.–Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne