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Father-daughter incest in twentieth-century American literature : the complex trauma of the wound and the voiceless / Christine Grogan.

Author:
Grogan, Christine [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
x, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
This interdisciplinary study rereads father-daughter incest narratives of the last hundred years to argue for the importance of literature in representing not just circumscribed, singular traumatic events, as Cathy Caruth argued in the late nineties, but for giving voice to chronic and cumulative, or complex, traumatic experiences. Contributing to the work of the second-wave of trauma theory, this book responds in part to the psychological community, which failed to include complex PTSD in the DSM-5.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: The wound and the voiceless -- "Flinching at the word Father": trauma politics in Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night -- "Naw you ain't no man": Ellison's Invisible Man and the woman question revisited -- Morrison responds to the psychological community in The Bluest Eye -- "White trash" trauma in Allison's Bastard out of Carolina -- The failure of bearing witness: the politcs of truth telling and Kathryn Harrison's The Kiss: a Memoir -- Convicting the victim: Stacey Lannert's Redemption and the "little-known psychological problem" of child-abuse patricide -- Conclusion: Trauma in the twenty-first century.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781611479676 ((hbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 1611479673 ((hbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • ((electronic))
OCLC:
960940525
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