As illness and deaths mount and COVID-19 continues to exact its toll, there is no question that we are experiencing a cultural trauma of enormous magnitude and globality. The time is right for asking: What does it mean for a community as a whole to experience trauma? How does the community represent the trauma, both as it is unfolding and in the future? How will it remember the trauma in the future? How will these memories affect future experiences?
Daniel Levy (Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, New York)
Astrid Erll (Professor of Anglophone Literature at Goethe University, Frankfurt)
Ronald Eyerman (Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Yale University, & currently a researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden)
Ann Rigney (Professor of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University, Netherlands )
William Hirst (Malcolm B. Smith Professor of Psychology at the New School)