Trauma - The New Critical Idiom (Hardback)Stef Craps (author)
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Trauma is one of the most vital emerging fields in contemporary literary studies. In this illuminating and accessible volume, Stef Craps:gives a history of the concept of trauma and its uses in literary and cultural studies, from the late nineteenth century to the present dayexamines the theoretical debates around the term in their historical and cultural contextsintroduces the reader to key thinkers in the field of trauma theory, including Janet, Freud, Adorno, Lacapra and Caruthidentifies and explains key issues and tensions in the study of trauma as a cultural phenomenon, including recent critiques and revisions of cultural trauma research.
Trauma offers an original and distinctive overview of the subject and is an essential guide for students of Literature and Cultural Studies.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 197 x 133 mm
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