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The Trauma Question.

By: Luckhurst, Roger.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (257 p.).ISBN: 9781136015021.Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Trauma QuestionOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I Aetiology; 1 The genealogy of a concept; Trauma and modernity; The law of 'nervous shock'; Trauma in psychology 1870-1914; Trauma in the war ecology: Shell shock; Trauma and the politics of identity: Vietnam, Holocaust and abuse survivors; PART II Cultural symptoms; Introduction: Trauma and narrative knowledge; 2 Trauma in narrative fiction; Beloved; A paradigmatic trauma fiction; Stephen King's trauma Gothic; Mainstream fiction and traumatic anachrony; W. G. Sebald: The last traumatophile?
3 My so-called life: The memoir boomFive elements towards the trauma memoir; Memoir and the judicious truth; Generating autofictions: Philip Roth, Hervé Guiberi, Kathryn Harrison; 4 The intrusive image: Photography and trauma; The fine art of trauma; Aftermath aesthetics: Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Rich ter, Tracey Moffatt; Beautiful books of atrocity: Sebastião Salgado, Giltes Peress, Luc Delahaye; 5 Flashbacks, mosaics and loops: Trauma and narrative cinema; A genealogy of the traumatic flashback; Three trauma auteurs: Alain Resnais, Atom Egoyan, David Lynch
Trauma and 'post-classical'film since 1990Afterwards; Bibliography; Legal cases; Index
Summary: In this book, Roger Luckhurst both introduces and advances the fields of cultural memory and trauma studies, tracing the ways in which ideas of trauma have become a major element in contemporary Western conceptions of the self. The Trauma Question outlines the origins of the concept of trauma across psychiatric, legal and cultural-political sources from the 1860s to the coining of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 1980. It further explores the nature and extent of 'trauma culture' from 1980 to the present, drawing upon a range of cultural practices from literature, memoirs a
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I Aetiology; 1 The genealogy of a concept; Trauma and modernity; The law of 'nervous shock'; Trauma in psychology 1870-1914; Trauma in the war ecology: Shell shock; Trauma and the politics of identity: Vietnam, Holocaust and abuse survivors; PART II Cultural symptoms; Introduction: Trauma and narrative knowledge; 2 Trauma in narrative fiction; Beloved; A paradigmatic trauma fiction; Stephen King's trauma Gothic; Mainstream fiction and traumatic anachrony; W. G. Sebald: The last traumatophile?

3 My so-called life: The memoir boomFive elements towards the trauma memoir; Memoir and the judicious truth; Generating autofictions: Philip Roth, Hervé Guiberi, Kathryn Harrison; 4 The intrusive image: Photography and trauma; The fine art of trauma; Aftermath aesthetics: Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Rich ter, Tracey Moffatt; Beautiful books of atrocity: Sebastião Salgado, Giltes Peress, Luc Delahaye; 5 Flashbacks, mosaics and loops: Trauma and narrative cinema; A genealogy of the traumatic flashback; Three trauma auteurs: Alain Resnais, Atom Egoyan, David Lynch

Trauma and 'post-classical'film since 1990Afterwards; Bibliography; Legal cases; Index

In this book, Roger Luckhurst both introduces and advances the fields of cultural memory and trauma studies, tracing the ways in which ideas of trauma have become a major element in contemporary Western conceptions of the self. The Trauma Question outlines the origins of the concept of trauma across psychiatric, legal and cultural-political sources from the 1860s to the coining of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 1980. It further explores the nature and extent of 'trauma culture' from 1980 to the present, drawing upon a range of cultural practices from literature, memoirs a

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<p>Roger Luckhurstnbsp;teaches in the School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of "The Angle Between the Walls": The Fiction of J.G. Ballard (1997),nbsp;The Invention of Telepathy (2002) and nbsp;Science Fiction (2005).</p>

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