Trauma in Contemporary Literature: Narrative and Representation

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Marita Nadal, Mónica Calvo
Routledge, 26 mar 2014 - 272 páginas
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Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in trauma theory, such as the relationship between individual and collective trauma, historical trauma, absence vs. loss, the roles of perpetrator and victim, dissociation, nachträglichkeit, transgenerational trauma, the process of acting out and working through, introjection and incorporation, mourning and melancholia, the phantom and the crypt, postmemory and multidirectional memory, shame and the affects, and the power of resilience to overcome trauma. Significantly, the essays not only focus on the phenomenon of trauma and its diverse manifestations but, above all, consider the elements that challenge the aporias of trauma, the traps of stasis and repetition, in order to reach beyond the confines of the traumatic condition and explore the possibilities of survival, healing and recovery.

 

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Acknowledgments
Psychoanalysis in the Ashes of History
Collective Trauma Globalisation and the
Polytemporality and Fictions of the Iraq
On Starting Over in Jenny Diskis Then
Trauma and the Process of Recovering and Moving
Trauma and Resilience in the Narrative of Janette
The Burden of the Old Countrys History on the Psyche of Dominican
Time to Write them Off? Impossible Voices and the Problem
Holocaust
The Persistence of Trauma in Julian Barnes
The Trauma of Anthropocentrism and the Reconnection of Self
The Burden of Shame in Sarah
Foreshadowing
Editors and Contributors
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Sobre el autor (2014)

Marita Nadal is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

Mónica Calvo is Lecturer in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.

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