Escudero-Alías, Maite

Traumatic Memory and the Ethical, Political and Transhistorical Functions of Literature

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Susana Onega, Constanza Río, Maite Escudero-Alías

Part I. The Ideological and Aesthetic (Re)construction of Cultural Memory in Early Twentieth-Century Literature

2. Memory and Appropriation: Remembering Dante in Germany During the Sexcentenary of 1921
Martin Elsky

3. On Poetic Violence: W.B. Yeats’s “Leda and the Swan” and César Vallejo’s “Vusco volvvver de golpe el golpe”
David Lloyd

Part II. Ethical and Aesthetic Challenges in the Representation, Transmission and Teaching of the Holocaust

4. Holocaust Trauma Between the National and the Transnational: Reflections on History’s “Broken Mirror”
Larissa Allwork

5. Wandering Memory, Wandering Jews: Generic Hybridity and the Construction of Jewish Memory in Linda Grant’s Works
Silvia Pellicer-Ortín

6. “Fighting Trauma”: Silencing the Past in Alan Scott Haft’s Harry Haft: Survivor of Auschwitz, Challenger of Rocky Marciano

Rudolf Freiburg

Part III. Romance Strategies and Spectrality in the Fictional Representation of Traumatic Memories

7. Medieval Romance After HIV and AIDS: The Aesthetics of Innocence and Naïveté and the Postmodern Novel
Justin Paul Brumit

8. Remembrance Between Act and Event: Anne Enright’s The Gathering

Jean-Michel Ganteau

9. Class Trauma, Shame and Spectrality in Sarah Waters’s The Little Stranger

Susana Onega

Part IV. Dislocated Lives and Narratives: Hybridity, Liminality and the Testimonial Representation of Traumatic Memories in a Postcolonial Context

10. On Exile, Memory and Food: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown’s The Settler’s Cookbook: A Memoir of Love, Migration and Food

Anna Maria Tomczak

11. Self-Representation and the (Im)Possibility of Remembering in Jamaica Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother and Mr. Potter

Bárbara Arizti

12. Trauma, Screen Memories, Safe Spaces and Productive Melancholia in Toni Morrison’s Home

Katrina Harack, Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz

13. Conclusion
Constanza Río, Susana Onega, Maite Escudero-Alías

Keywords: Literature, Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Twentieth-Century Literature, European Literature, Postcolonial/World Literature, Memory Studies

Publication year
Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Page amount
14 pages
Litterary Studies
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