This volume explores the diversity of transnational catalysts of trauma and the interconnected nature of its global out workings. With reference to literary, filmic, visual and memorial representations, the volume reflects trauma as a multi-contextual impact emanating out of a macrocosmic and microcosmic social catalysts. The essays deal with broad issues of religious and political ideologies, imperial impulses, ethnic and national contestation and the myriad ways in which they drill down to the individual level – domestic violence and other violations, poverty and oppression, inequity, gnawing injustice and more. They also crisscross over domestic, national and global political frameworks. The essays speak to the imperative to represent painful collective pasts so as to alleviate its agony and acknowledge the right of its victims and perpetrators to give witness. By extension, it speaks to the practical and ideological imperative to engage issues of trauma, ethics and testimony
The Arc of Memory in the Aftermath of Trauma
The Arc of Memory in the Aftermath of Trauma explores multifaceted nature of global traumas and the ideological minefields to be negotiated in processes of representation and witnessing.
Categories: Culture, Ethos & Modern Living, Evil, Horror & Monsters, Persons, Medicine & Health.
Tags: Amnesia, Gender and Violence, memory, nationalism, Reconciliation, Social Violence, trauma, Witnessing.
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Social Suffering and Human Community
Ethical Witnessing: The Poetics and Politics of Testimony
Bearing Witness in the Landscape: Non-Death Memorials as Testimony
Museum Ethics and Personal Testimony on the Conflict in Northern Ireland
Immersive Space in Atom Egoyan’s Steenbeckett
The Fictionalized Witness and Montage in Juan José Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes
Elizabeth Montes Garcés
Performing Witnesses: Memories of Polish and German Resettlers in Polish Theatre
Dylan Farrow’s Voice
Rachel Elizabeth Fraser and James Matharu
Shame and the Misappropriation of the Blame in Contemporary Irish Narratives
A Mother to One, a Mother to Many: A Mother’s Social Activism in Madre de Mendoza
Trauma, Memory and Testimony in Rigoberta Menchu’s I and Radwa Ashour’s The Woman From Tantoura
Rania Reda Nasr
Paula Morgan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literary Cultural and Communications Studies at the University of the West Indies St Augustine. Her recent research focus is on contemporary legacies of historical traumas. She has authored or edited several volumes on this theme including a monograph: The Terror and The Time: Banal Violence and Trauma in Caribbean Discourse; The Culture of Violence in Trinidad and Tobago: a Case Study (co-edited with Valerie Youssef); Writing Rage: Unmasking Violence in Caribbean Discourse co-authored with Valerie Youssef.