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Title Panic and mourning : the cultural work of trauma / edited by Daniela Agostinho, Elisa Antz, Catia Ferreira
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 285 pages :) : illustrations
Series Culture & conflict ; 1
Culture & conflict ; 1
Contents I. Literary negotations -- A Culture of Fear: Panic, Mourning, Testimony, and the Question of Representation -- Mourning, Melancholia and Morality: W. G. Sebald's German-Jewish Narratives -- Nostalgias and Mourning: The Nation in the Serbian Journal The Spring (1992-1996) -- Negotiating Loss and Betrayal: Melancholic Ethics and Narrative Agency in Fae Myenne Ng's Bone and Steer Toward Rock -- Melancholic Violence and the Spectre of Failed Ideals in Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers and Yasmina Khadra's Wolf Dreams -- II. Visual resonances -- Odysseus, Rowing -- (Un-)Framing Triumph and Trauma: Visibility, Gender and Liberation through the Soviet Gaze -- The Banality of Trauma: Globalization, Migrant Labor, and Nostalgia in Fruit Chan's Durian Durian -- Evocations of the Unspeakable: Trauma, Silence and Mourning in Contemporary Chinese Art -- Animism, Magic and the Omnipotence of Thought: Ritualistic Artefacts and Mourning Mediation in Imperial China -- III. (Re-)mediated affects and performances -- Affective Spaces -- Catastrophes in Sight and Sound -- From Panic to Mourning: 9/11 and the Need for Spectacle -- Stage, Performance, Media Event: the National Commemoration of the Second World War in the Netherlands -- No Fun: Mourning the Loss of Tragedy in Contemporary Performance Art
Summary Culture and conflict unavoidably go together. The very idea of culture is marked by the notion of difference and creative, i.e. conflictual, interaction that inevitably support the key themes of the study of culture such as identity and diversity, memory and trauma, the translation of cultures and globalization, dislocation and emplacement, mediation and exclusion. This series publishes theoretically informed original scholarship from the fields of literary and cultural studies as well as media, visual and film studies, fostering a plural disciplinary dialogue on the multiple ways in which conflict supports and constrains the production of meaning in modernity, how the representation of conflict works, how it relates to the past and projects the present and how it frames scholarship within the humanities
Notes Electronic version available
Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Crises in literature.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Loss (Psychology) in literature.
Mourning customs in literature.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Agostinho, Daniela.
Antz, Elisa.
Ferreira, Cátia.
ISBN 311028314X