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Wounds and Words Childhood and Family Trauma in Romantic and Postmodern Fiction von Schönfelder, Christa (eBook)

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Wounds and Words

Trauma has become a hotly contested topic in literary studies. But interest in trauma is not new; its roots extend to the Romantic period, when novelists and the first psychiatrists influenced each others' investigations of the "wounded mind". This book looks back to these early attempts to understand trauma, reading a selection of Romantic novels in dialogue with Romantic and contemporary psychiatry. It then carries that dialogue forward to postmodern fiction, examining further how empirical approaches can deepen our theorizations of trauma. Within an interdisciplinary framework, this study reveals fresh insights into the poetics, politics, and ethics of trauma fiction. Christa Schönfelder teaches English literature at the University of Zurich. Her research interests include Romanticism, postmodern fiction, trauma theory, and gender studies.


    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: watermark
    Seitenzahl: 346
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783839423783
    Verlag: transcript Verlag
    Größe: 1677 kBytes
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