Trauma

1st Edition

Lucy Bond, Stef Craps

Routledge
Published October 23, 2019
Reference - 174 Pages
ISBN 9780415540421 - CAT# Y137816
Series: The New Critical Idiom

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Summary

Trauma has become a catchword of our time and a central category in contemporary theory and criticism. In this illuminating and accessible volume, Lucy Bond and Stef Craps:

  • provide an account of the history of the concept of trauma from the late nineteenth century to the present day
  • examine debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts
  • trace the origins and growth of literary trauma theory
  • introduce the reader to key thinkers in the field
  • explore important issues and tensions in the study of trauma as a cultural phenomenon
  • outline and assess recent critiques and revisions of cultural trauma research

Trauma is an essential guide to a rich and vibrant area of literary and cultural inquiry.

 

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