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Author Luckhurst, Roger.

Title The trauma question / Roger Luckhurst
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
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Contents The genealogy of a concept -- Trauma and modernity -- law of 'nervous shock' -- Trauma in psychology 1870-1914 -- Trauma in the war ecology: shell shock -- Trauma and the politics of identity: Vietnam, Holocaust and abuse survivors -- Trauma in narrative fiction -- Beloved: a paradigmatic trauma fiction -- Stephen King's trauma gothic -- Mainstream fiction and traumatic anachrony -- W.G. Sebald: the last trawnatophile? -- My so-called life: the memoir boom -- Five elements towards the trauma memoir -- Memoir and the judicious truth -- Generating autofictions: Philip Roth, Herve Guibert, Kathryn Harrison --intrusive image: photography and trauma -- The fine art of trauma -- Aftermath aesthetics: Christian Boltanski, Gerhard Richter, Tracey Moffatt -- Beautiful books of atrocity: Sebastiao Salgado, Giles Peress, Luc Delahaye -- Flashbacks, mosaics and loops: Trauma and narrative cinema -- genealogy of the traumatic flashback -- Three trauma auteurs: Alain Resnais, Atom Egoyan, David Lynch -- Trauma and 'post-classical' film since 1990
Summary Roger Luckhurst introduces and advances the fields of cultural memory and trauma studies, tracing the ways in which ideas of trauma have become a major element in contemporary Western conceptions of the self
Analysis Literature
Critical studies
Cinema films
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-233) and index
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Subject Arts, Modern -- Psychological aspects
Psychic trauma in art.
Psychic trauma -- Social aspects
Medicine in Literature -- history
Medicine in the Arts -- history
Stress Disorders, Traumatic
20.21 iconographic themes.
17.93 themes and motives in literature.
ART -- History -- Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Arts, Modern -- Psychological aspects
Psychic trauma in art
Psychic trauma -- Social aspects
Psychisches Trauma
Psychisches Trauma Motiv
Traumas (psychology)
Motifs (art)
Literary themes.
Arts, Modern -- Psychological aspects.
Psychic trauma in art.
Psychic trauma -- Social aspects.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Psykiska trauman -- kulturella aspekter.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136015021