Traumatic Memory and the Ethical, Political and Transhistorical Functions of Literature - Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict (Paperback)Susana Onega (editor), Constanza del Rio (editor), Maite Escudero-Alias (editor)
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This volume addresses the construction and artistic representation of traumatic memories in the contemporary Western world from a variety of inter- and trans-disciplinarity critical approaches and perspectives, ranging from the cultural, political, historical, and ideological to the ethical and aesthetic, and distinguishing between individual, collective, and cultural traumas. The chapters introduce complementary concepts from diverse thinkers including Cathy Caruth, Jacques Derrida, Judith Butler, Homi Bhabha, Abraham and Torok, and Joyce Carol Oates; they also draw from fields of study such as Memory Studies, Theory of Affects, Narrative and Genre Theory, and Cultural Studies.
Traumatic Memory and the Political, Economic, and Transhistorical Functions of Literature addresses trauma as a culturally embedded phenomenon and deconstructs the idea of trauma as universal, transhistorical, and abstract.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 331
Weight: 455 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 18 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 201
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