Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel

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Download or read book Trauma, Memory, and Narrative in the Contemporary South African Novel written by Ewald Mengel and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page 403 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The contributions to this volume probe the complex relationship of trauma, memory, and narrative. By looking at the South African situation through the lens of trauma, they make clear how the psychic deformations and injuries left behind by racism and col

Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing

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ISBN 10 : 9780429639272
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Download or read book Complicity and Responsibility in Contemporary African Writing written by Minna Johanna Niemi and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book investigates the many ways in which contemporary African fiction has reflected on themes of responsibility and complicity during the postcolonial period. Covering the authors Ayi Kwei Armah, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nuruddin Farah, Michiel Heyns, and J. M. Coetzee, the book places each writer’s novels in their cultural and literary context in order to investigate similarities and differences between fictional approaches to individual complicity in politically unstable situations. In doing so, the study focuses on these texts’ representations of discomforting experiences of being implicated in harm done to others in order to show that it is precisely during times of political crisis that questions of moral responsibility and implicatedness in compromised conduct become more pronounced. The study also challenges longstanding western amnesia concerning responsibility for historical and present-day violence in African countries and juxtaposes this denial of responsibility with the western literary readership’s consumption of narratives of African “suffering.” The study instead proposes new reading habits based on an awareness of readerly complicity and responsibility. Drawing insights from across political philosophy and literary theory, this book will be of interest to researchers of African literature, postcolonial studies, and peace and conflict studies.

AAA Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2014

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ISBN 10 : 9783823395904
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Download or read book AAA Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2014 written by Bernhard Kettemann and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2014-09-16 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Trauma and Transformation in African Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781315467511
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Download or read book Trauma and Transformation in African Literature written by J. Roger Kurtz and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-05 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book fills a gap in the field of contemporary trauma studies by interrogating the relevance of trauma for African literatures. Kurtz argues that a thoughtful application of trauma theory in relation to African literatures is in fact a productive exercise, and furthermore that the benefits of this exercise include not only what it can do for African literature, but also what it can do for trauma studies. He makes the case for understanding trauma healing within the larger project of peacebuilding, with an emphasis on the transformative potential of what he terms the African moral imagination as embodied in the creative work of its writers. He offers readings of selected works by Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Chimamanda Adichie, and Nuruddin Farah as case studies for how African literature can influence our understanding of trauma and trauma healing. This will be a valuable volume for those with interests in current trends and developments in trauma studies, African literary studies, postcolonial studies, and memory studies.

Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9783319617596
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Download or read book Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature written by María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-10-14 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores the multifarious representational strategies used by contemporary writers to textualise memory and its friction areas through literary practices. By focusing on contemporary narratives in English from 1990 to the present, the essays in the collection delve into both the treatment of memory in literature and the view of literature as a medium of memory, paying special attention to major controversies attending the representation and (re)construction of individual, cultural and collective memories in the literary narratives published during the last few decades. By analysing texts written by authors of such diverse origins as Great Britain, South-Korea, the USA, Cuba, Australia, India, as well as Native-American Indian and African-American writers, the contributors to the collection analyse a good range of memory frictions —in connection with melancholic mourning, immigration, diaspora, genocide, perpetrator guilt, dialogic witnessing, memorialisation practices, inherited traumatic memories, sexual abuse, prostitution, etc.— through the recourse to various disciplines —such as psychoanalysis, ethics, (bio)politics, space theories, postcolonial studies, narratology, gender studies—, resulting in a book that is expected to make a ground-breaking contribution to a field whose possibilities have yet to be fully explored.

Postcolonial Traumas

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ISBN 10 : 9781137526434
Pages : 235 pages
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Download or read book Postcolonial Traumas written by Abigail Ward and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-10-12 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays explores some new possibilities for understanding postcolonial traumas. It examines representations of both personal and collective traumas around the globe from Palestinian, Caribbean, African American, South African, Maltese, Algerian, Indian, Australian and British writers, directors and artists.

The Campus Novel

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ISBN 10 : 9789004392311
Pages : 214 pages
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Download or read book The Campus Novel written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Campus Novel elucidates the intercultural exchange between the well-established Western canon of British and American academic fiction and its more recent regional response outside the Anglo-American territory.

Is this a Culture of Trauma? An Interdisciplinary Perspective

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Download or read book Is this a Culture of Trauma? An Interdisciplinary Perspective written by Jessica Aliaga Lavrijsen and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-01-04 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition

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ISBN 10 : 9783847406136
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Download or read book Breaking Intergenerational Cycles of Repetition written by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and published by Barbara Budrich. This book was released on 2016-01-18 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The authors in this volume explore the interconnected issues of intergenerational trauma and traumatic memory in societies with a history of collective violence across the globe. Each chapter’s discussion offers a critical reflection on historical trauma and its repercussions, and how memory can be used as a basis for dialogue and transformation. The perspectives include, among others: the healing journey of three generations of a family of Holocaust survivors and their dialogue with third generation German students over time; traumatic memories of the British concentration camps in South Africa; reparations and reconciliation in the context of the historical trauma of Aboriginal Australians; and the use of the arts as a strategy of dialogue and transformation.

Postcolonial Parabola

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Download or read book Postcolonial Parabola written by Jay Rajiva and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2017-09-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Postcolonial Parabola: Literature, Tactility, and the Ethics of Representing Trauma interrogates the relationship between the literary representation of postcolonial trauma and the embodied experience of reading. As the conditions from which postcolonial literatures have emerged require a break from “proper” ways to represent trauma, postcolonial writers expand and complicate the practice of reading itself. Though postcolonial literature's capacity to represent trauma has received considerable scrutiny in recent years, Postcolonial Parabola is innovative in its consideration of the postcolonial text as a literary object. Working within a phenomenological framework that ties together disparate postcolonial periods, Jay Rajiva explores how narrative structure shapes the experience of reading the postcolonial literatures of South Africa, India, and Sri Lanka. He argues that these texts enmesh the reader in an asymptotic tactility: though readers might approach the disclosure of trauma, they cannot arrive at it. Awareness of the asymptotic nature of reading such works is crucial to a meaningful, ethical engagement with literary representations of postcolonial trauma.

Claiming the City in South African Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781000439670
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Download or read book Claiming the City in South African Literature written by Meg Samuelson and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2021-08-23 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book demonstrates the insights that literature brings to transdisciplinary urban studies, and particularly to the study of cities of the South. Starting from the claim staked by mining capital in the late nineteenth century and its production of extractive and segregated cities, it surveys over a century of writing in search of counterclaims through which the literature reimagines the city as a place of assembly and attachment. Focusing on how the South African city has been designed to funnel gold into the global economy and to service an enclaved minority, the study looks to the literary city to advance a contrary emphasis on community, conviviality and care. An accessible and informative introduction to literature of the South African city at significant historical junctures, this book will also be of great interest to scholars and students in urban studies and Global South studies.

Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism

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ISBN 10 : 9783038421955
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Download or read book Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism written by Sonya Andermahr and published by MDPI. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism" that was published in Humanities

Trauma and Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781316821275
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Download or read book Trauma and Literature written by J. Roger Kurtz and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a concept, 'trauma' has attracted a great deal of interest in literary studies. A key term in psychoanalytic approaches to literary study, trauma theory represents a critical approach that enables new modes of reading and of listening. It is a leading concept of our time, applicable to individuals, cultures, and nations. This book traces how trauma theory has come to constitute a discrete but influential approach within literary criticism in recent decades. It offers an overview of the genesis and growth of literary trauma theory, recording the evolution of the concept of trauma in relation to literary studies. In twenty-one essays, covering the origins, development, and applications of trauma in literary studies, Trauma and Literature addresses the relevance and impact this concept has in the field.

Zadie Smith and Postcolonial Trauma

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ISBN 10 : 9781000407150
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book Zadie Smith and Postcolonial Trauma written by Beatriz Pérez Zapata and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-14 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph analyses Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, On Beauty, NW, The Embassy of Cambodia, and Swing Time as trauma fictions that reveal the social, cultural, historical, and political facets of trauma. Starting with Smith’s humorous critique of psychoanalysis and her definition of original trauma, this volume explores Smith’s challenge of Western theories of trauma and coping and how her narratives expose the insidiousness of (post)colonial suffering and unbelonging. This book then explores transgenerational trauma, the tensions between remembering and forgetting, multidirectional memory, and the possibilities of the ambiguities and contradictions of the postcolonial and diasporic characters Smith depicts. This analysis discloses Smith’s effort to ethically redefine trauma theory from a postcolonial and decolonial standpoint, reiterate the need to acknowledge and work through colonial histories and postcolonial forms of oppression, and critically reflect on our roles as witnesses of suffering in global times.

Making Black History

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ISBN 10 : 9783110722147
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Download or read book Making Black History written by Dominique Haensell and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-10-04 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Anglia Book Series (ANGB) offers a selection of high quality work on all areas and aspects of English philology. It publishes book-length studies and essay collections on English language and linguistics, on English and American literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present, on the new English literatures, as well as on general and comparative literary studies, including aspects of cultural and literary theory.

South African Autobiography as Subjective History

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ISBN 10 : 9783030832322
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Download or read book South African Autobiography as Subjective History written by Lena Englund and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines 21st-century South African autobiographical writing that addresses the nation’s socio-political realities, both past and present. The texts in focus represent and depict a South Africa caught in the midst of contradictory and competing images of the ‘Rainbow Nation’. Arguing that recent memoirs question and criticize the illusion of a united nation, the study shows how these texts reveal the flaws and shortcomings not only of the apartheid past but of contemporary South Africa. It encompasses a broad range of autobiographical works, largely published since 2009, that engage with South Africa’s past, present and future. At its centre is the quest for space and belonging, and this book investigates who can comfortably ‘belong’ in South Africa in its post-apartheid, post-Truth and Reconciliation, post-Mbkei and post-Zuma state.

Reading Affect in Post-Apartheid Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9783030559779
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Download or read book Reading Affect in Post-Apartheid Literature written by Mark Libin and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines South Africa’s post-apartheid culture through the lens of affect theory in order to argue that the socio-political project of the “new” South Africa, best exemplified in their Truth and Reconciliation Commission Hearings, was fundamentally an affective, emotional project. Through the TRC hearings, which publicly broadcast the testimonies of both victims and perpetrators of gross human rights violations, the African National Congress government of South Africa, represented by Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, endeavoured to generate powerful emotions of contrition and sympathy in order to build an empathetic bond between white and black citizens, a bond referred to frequently by Tutu in terms of the African philosophy of interconnection: ubuntu. This book explores the representations of affect, and the challenges of generating ubuntu, through close readings of a variety of cultural products: novels, poetry, memoir, drama, documentary film and audio anthology.