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The Trauma Paradigm and Its Discontents

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Introduction assesses and critiques the notion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related theories of trauma that have come to be dominant in cultural and literary studies of the ... More


Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Alan Gibbs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines the way American writers present the effects of trauma in their work. Trauma has become an important and influential paradigm for reading contemporary American literature. Too ... More


Conclusion

Alan Gibbs

in Contemporary American Trauma Narratives

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748641147
eISBN:
9781474400794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641147.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Conclusion restates a number of key objections made to prevailing trauma theory throughout this study. In particular, the contention that traumatic memory is unrecoverable and/or unrepresentable ... More


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