Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss

1st Edition

Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph

Routledge
April 23, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780367193188 - CAT# K417627
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

USD$140.00

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Summary

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following Hurricane Katrina, from social media posts from a refugee detention centre, to poetry by exiles fleeing war zones, the collection investigates trauma memoir writing as healing, as documentation of suffering and disability, and as political activism. Editors Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles and Sue Joseph have brought together this scholarly collection as a sequel to their earlier Mediating Memory (Routledge 2018), providing a closer look at the specific concerns of trauma memoir, including conflict and intergenerational trauma; the therapeutic potential and risks of trauma life writing; its ethical challenges; and trauma memoir giving voice to minority experiences.

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