Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252070549
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Extremities 1
Pt. 1 Trauma, Culture, Theory
1 Consuming Trauma; or, The Pleasures of Merely Circulating 25
Pt. 2 Holocaust Legacies
2 Between the Extreme and the Everyday: Ruth Kluger's Traumatic Realism 55
3 Marked by Memory: Feminist Reflections on Trauma and Transmission 71
4 Orphaned Memories, Foster-Writing, Phantom Pain: The Fragments Affair 92
5 Prosopopoeia and Holocaust Poetry in English: The Case of Sylvia Plath 112
Pt. 3 Testimony and the Making of Community
6 Holocaust Testimony, National Memory 131
7 Unbearable Witness: Toward a Politics of Listening 143
8 Testimony and the Subjects of AIDS Memoirs 166
9 Off My Chest 186
Pt. 4 Going Public
10 Memory Stains: Annie Ernaux's Shame 197
11 After Lot's Daughters: Kathryn Harrison and the Making of Memory 213
12 The Aryan Boy 230
13 A Palinode on Photography and the Transsexual Real 238
14 Writing Wrong 260
Contributors 271
Index 275
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