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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 187–220.
Published: 01 March 2000
... the disenfranchised, and develop new literacies. Situating the work of Ed Roberson within this latter framework,the article argues that his innovative poetry responds to the contemporary crisis in the readability of history by proposing new relations among trauma, history, and literacy. Developing strategies...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 473–488.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Ernst van Alphen In discussions of second- and third-generation Holocaust literature and testimony, it is an accepted idea that the trauma of Holocaust survivors is often transmitted from the first to the second and later generations. This article analyzes the “problems” of survivors' children...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (4): 667–693.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Rob Baum Archives, such as libraries, museums, or memorials, are typically repositories of memory. But archives may also be experienced as somatized trauma, for example, in survivors of genocide, where transmitted memory becomes the material “object” of intergenerational trauma. Transmitted trauma...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 379–407.
Published: 01 September 2023
.... It explores how Hughes's poems of bereavement adapt the media logics of film, tape, record, and radio not only to understand trauma's complex psychology but also to textually remediate his lost connection with his beloved dead. Rendering Hughes's traumas audible by way of phonotextual analysis, this essay...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 175–207.
Published: 01 June 2005
...Benjamin Friedlander Trauma theory posits an unrepresentable excess to experience, but because most studies of trauma deal with experiences that are known and named, at least in general terms (for instance, the Holocaust), there is a tendency to treat the limits of representation as objective...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (1): 137–158.
Published: 01 March 2004
... of what has been called the poetry of witness or trauma literature. Critics of those subgenres have suggested that literature need not be historically accurate, nor even refer directly to those traumatic events. Yasusada takes that a step further, offering an example of how heteronyms can be used to offer...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 473–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the mobilization of memory for a utopian future. At the same time, the novel shows that one particular element in the discourse of memory studies, the notion of “trauma,” can play a vital role in restoring the conditions under which the utopian imagination can flourish again. References Assmann Jan...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 September 2016
... refusal of reproductive futurism in Lee Edelman's No Future (2004), and the negation of the thinkability of fatherhood through the trauma of Auschwitz in Imre Kertész's Kaddish for a Child Not Born (1990). The complexity and incommensurability of the critical stances of antireproductive antifuturism...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 261–273.
Published: 01 June 2006
... as an archive of trauma stories and set off against other forms of autobiographical discourse, on the one hand, and legal testimonies, on the other. It is argued that its specific value lies in forging a transgenerational link between the faces and voices of victims and those who listen to them, thus...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 311–330.
Published: 01 June 2006
... the enduring influences of such memory on the lives of the survivors. Unlike the topographic summaries of trauma in large correlational studies or the distant approximations in the laboratory, qualitative analysis of Holocaust testimony discloses what lies underneath—or inside: the phenomenology...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2007
... since the late 1990s to create a memory boom, which has resulted in the publication of a large number of testimonies. The essay questions whether trauma theory, which has been so important in Holocaust studies, provides an adequate model for understanding the belated appearance of these memories...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of the Holocaust, this essay elucidates the generation of postmemory and its reliance on photography as a primary medium of transgenerational transmission of trauma. Identifying tropes that most potently mobilize the work of postmemory, it examines the role of the family as a space of transmission and the function...
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Poetics Today (2008) 29 (1): 129–153.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of photographic images; both authors reflect on the relationship between trauma, war, memory, and representation, especially with regard to family histories. Kluge's emotionally flat documentary account of the Allied bombing of his hometown reveals a problematic deadening of personal and familial relations...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 399–423.
Published: 01 June 2006
... uncomfortable with this moment from Auschwitz and After when Pierre, the hearty husband of the Holocaust survivor Marie-Louise, acts like the perfect trauma listener. As someone who has tried to experience (deeply) the unreachable anguish of his wife’s sojourn in Auschwitz, Pierre acknowledges Marie...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 151–186.
Published: 01 March 2000
... by Thomas Weyr (Bloomington: Indiana University Press). Friedländer, Saul 1994 “Trauma, Memory, and Transference,” in Holocaust Remembrance: The Shapes of Memory , edited by G. Hartman, 252 -63(Oxford: Blackwell). Gilman, Sander 1991 The Jew's Body (London: Routledge). Grabner, Hasso 1959...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (3): 499–518.
Published: 01 September 2019
... : Grove Press . Harbus Antonina . 2017 . “ Medieval English Texts and Affects: Narratives as Tools for Feeling .” In Wehrs and Blake 2017 : 299 – 324 . Herman Judith . 1992 . Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror . New York...
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Poetics Today (2023) 44 (3): 503–504.
Published: 01 September 2023
..., and medical conceptualizations of trauma. His research in this and other related areas has appeared in Modernism/modernity and the Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies . T. J. Martinson is an assistant professor of English at Murray State University. Ansgar Nünning is professor of English...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (4): 779–781.
Published: 01 December 2022
... Copyright © 2022 by Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics 2022 Ron Ben-Tovim is a senior lecturer at Ben Gurion University's Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, where he focuses on modern and contemporary war literature, with a special interest in trauma and disability...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 363–385.
Published: 01 June 2022
... and curiosity” (108). As for example Leigh Gilmore has shown in the Limits of Autobiography ( 2001 ), this is especially true for autobiographical representations of trauma. Life-writing texts that deal with trauma often rely on disruption and “gaps” (Kacandes 2008 : 616) to signify “unclaimed experience...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 463–472.
Published: 01 June 2006
... sentiments expressed. In America, when friends, relatives, or others recount experiences they have had of victimization and trauma, whether in their private or public lives, we tend to want to hear that they have forgiven those who caused them pain, Poetics Today 27:2 (Summer 2006) doi 10.1215...