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Author Ferrández San Miguel, María, author.

Title Trauma, gender and ethics in the works of E.L. Doctorow / María Ferrández San Miguel
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Routledge research in american literature and culture
Routledge research in American literature and culture.
Contents Introduction -- Chapter 1. Welcome to Hard Times; the Frontier Reconsidered; Shame, Guilt, Violence and Trauma In Search for a New Gender Order; Discussion and Conclusion -- Chapter 2. The Book of Daniel; a Memoir Gone Awry; The Trauma of a Grievous Past; Gender Oppression and/as Power; Discussion and Conclusion -- Chapter 3. Ragtime; Remembering the Future; Trauma and Resilience; The Politics of Gender; Discussion and Conclusion -- Chapter 4. City of God; with Eyes Past All Grief; Fictionalizing the Holocaust; Voicing Gender; Discussion and Conclusion -- Chapter 5. Discussion; the Ethics and Politics of Literature -- Conclusion
Summary This project approaches four of E. L. Doctorow's novels--Welcome to Hard Times (1960), The Book of Daniel (1971), Ragtime (1975), and City of God (2000)--from the perspectives of feminist criticism and trauma theory. The study springs from the assumption that Doctorow's literary project is eminently ethical and has an underlying social and political scope. This crops up through the novels' overriding concern with injustice and their engagement with the representation of human suffering in a variety of forms. The book puts forward the claim that E.L. Doctorow's literary project--through its representation of psychological trauma and its attitude towards gender--may be understood as a call to action against both each individual's indifference and the wider social and political structures and ideologies that justify and/or facilitate the injustices and oppression to which those who are situated at the margins of contemporary US society are subjected
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes María Ferrǹdez San Miguel is a lecturer at the Department of English and German Studies (University of Zaragoza). Her work has been published in journals such as Atlantis, The Nordic Journal of English Studies and Orbis Litterarum, and in volumes such as Memory Frictions: Conflict, Negotiation, Politics (Palgrave MacMillan)
Subject Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015 -- Criticism and interpretation
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015 -- Ethics
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015 -- Political and social views
Doctorow, E. L., 1931-2015.
Literature and morals.
Literature and society.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Literature and morals.
Literature and society.
Political and social views.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429280874