Literary Aesthetics of Trauma: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson

Literary Aesthetics of Trauma: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson

by Reina Van der Wiel


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137311009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 255
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Reina van der Wiel is Lecturer in Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London, UK and has also taught English Literature at Birkbeck and Middlesex University. She has published work in Women: A Cultural Review and Scenes of Intimacy: Writing, Reading and Theorizing Contemporary Literature, edited by Jennifer Cooke.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: Trauma, Psychoanalysis, Literary Form 2. Writing the Body: Trauma, Woolf, Winterson 3. Symbolization, Thinking and Working-Through: British Object Relations Theory 4. 'The Most Difficult Abstract Piece of Writing': 'Time Passes' as Container 5. 'Ideas of Feeling': Symbolic Transformation in Modernist Formalist Aesthetics 6. Woolf's Embodied Cognitive Aesthetics: The Waves 7. From Form to Feeling: Trauma and Affective Excess in Art and Lies 8. 'The Story of My Life': Winterson's Adoption, Art and Autobiography 9. Coda Notes References Index

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