A unique new CDS Continuing Education course, Documenting Trauma, “will ignite conversations about survival after a trauma,” says instructor Sharon Raynor. “Students will become witnesses to events that drastically affect individual and collective lives and learn how those experiences become stories of redemption, renewal, and healing.” The class will focus on the evolution of “narratives of struggle,” via discussions, video viewings, and readings that span national and international catastrophic and traumatic events to regional disasters and personal trials. Students will utilize various forms of ethnography—storytelling, eyewitness accounts, video coverage, narratives, photography, multimedia, and writing—to create accounts of loss and perseverance.
Wednesdays, September 26—November 14, 7–9 p.m.
Center for Documentary Studies
1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, North Carolina
Sharon D. Raynor is an associate professor of English and the Mott University Distinguished Professor at Johnson C. Smith University and a 2012 Humanities Writ Large Faculty Fellow at Duke University. She is also the recipient of the 2011–12 Alphonse Fletcher, Sr. Fellowship through the Fletcher Foundation and the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. Since 1999, she has written and directed two oral history projects with combat veterans in rural North Carolina, Breaking the Silence: The Unspoken Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans and Soldier-to-Soldier: Men and Women Share Their Legacy of War. She works extensively with Vietnam War veterans in North Carolina. Her community scholarship and publications focus on the intersections of trauma, silence, and identity in war narratives and women’s studies. She is a North Carolina native, a graduate of East Carolina University (BA ’94, MA ’96), and holds a PhD in Literature and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (’03).
POSTED: 09/18/12 3:52 PM
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