Rewriting the American Soul: Trauma, Neuroscience and the Contemporary Literary Imagination

Rewriting the American Soul: Trauma, Neuroscience and the Contemporary Literary Imagination

by Anna Thiemann

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351846967
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2017
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 210
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Anna Thiemann is assistant professor of English at the University of Muenster, Germany.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Re-Visioning Trauma

2. Posttraumatic Culture and the Repressed Memory of Freud

3. Memory and the Myth of Innocence in Jonathan Franzen’s The Corrections (2001)

4. Resuming the Cold War Game: Don DeLillo’s Falling Man (2007)

5. The Trauma of Self-Recognition: Richard Powers’s The Echo Maker (2006)

6. Life Writing and Black Counter-Memory: Siri Hustvedt’s The Sorrows of an American (2008)

7. From Science to Archeology: Ian McEwan’s Saturday (2005)

8. Cartographies of Diasporic Trauma: Teju Cole’s Open City (2011)

9. Conclusion: Forgetting Therapy and Trauma’s Ends

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