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Author Schönfelder, Christa, author.

Title Wounds and words : childhood and family trauma in romantic and postmodern fiction / Christa Schönfelder.

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
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Series Lettre
Lettre (Transcript (Firm))
Language In English.
Note Originally presented as doctoral dissertation, University of Zurich, 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-345).
Contents Introduction : towards a reconceptualization of trauma -- Theorizing trauma : Romantic and postmodern perspectives on mental wounds -- The "wounded mind" : feminism, trauma, and self-narration in Mary Wollstonecraft's The wrongs of woman -- Anatomizing the "demons of hatred" : traumatic loss and mental illness in William Godwin's Mandeville -- A tragedy of incest : trauma, identity, and performativity in Mary Shelley's Mathilda -- Polluted daughters : incestuous abuse and the postmodern tragic in Jane Smiley's A thousand acres -- Inheriting trauma : family bonds and memory ties in Anne Michaels's Fugitive pieces -- The body of evidence : family history, guilt, and recovery in Trezza Azzopardi's The hiding place.
Summary 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.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Children in literature.
English fiction -- History and criticism.
English fiction.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English literature.
Families in literature.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Familie -- g:Motiv.
Kind -- g:Motiv.
Psychisches Trauma -- g:Motiv.
Literary studies: general.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Children in literature. (OCoLC)fst00855252
English fiction. (OCoLC)fst00910817
English literature. (OCoLC)fst00911989
Families in literature. (OCoLC)fst00920365
Psychic trauma in literature. (OCoLC)fst01081229
Chronological Term 1700-1999
Indexed Term literature.
british studies.
cultural studies.
literary studies.
general literature studies.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title Wounds and words, childhood and family trauma in romantic and postmodern fiction
Other Form: Print version: Schönfelder, Christa. Wounds and words 9783837623789 (OCoLC)852787726
ISBN 9783839423783 (PDF)
3839423783 (PDF)
9783837623789 (print)
3837623785 (print)
Standard No. DEBSZ 434806587
GBVCP 896273261

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