Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 217–223 | Cite as

On process and traumatic repetition

  • Marshall Alcorn
  • Sue Grand
Original Article


The moderators reflect on the structure and dynamics of the conference panel, the disrupted effort to talk “about” trigger warnings, and the re-enactment of social problematics that left the group with open wounds. They ask what derailed the dialogue, and consider the effects of the panelists’ race and gender.


trigger social trauma wounds race gender 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and PsychoanalysisNew YorkUSA

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