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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

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