Haunting Legacies

Haunting Legacies

Author: Gabriele Schwab

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes for generations, in the experiences of those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily through the writing of postwar Germans and the descendents of Holocaust survivors. She connects their work to earlier histories of slavery and colonialism and to more recent events, such as South African Apartheid, the practice of torture after 9/11, and the "disappearances" that occurred during South American dictatorships. Schwab's texts include memoirs, such as Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Marguerite Duras's La Douleur; second-generation accounts by the children of Holocaust survivors, such as Georges Perec's W, Art Spiegelman's Maus, and Philippe Grimbert's Secret; and second-generation recollections by Germans, such as W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, Sabine Reichel's What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, and Ursula Duba's Tales from a Child of the Enemy. She also incorporates her own reminiscences of growing up in postwar Germany, mapping interlaced memories and histories as they interact in psychic life and cultural memory. Schwab concludes with a bracing look at issues of responsibility, reparation, and forgiveness across the victim/perpetrator divide.
Haunting Legacies
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Gabriele Schwab
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-19 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes for generations, in the experiences of those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily
Haunting Legacies
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Gabriele Schwab
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

From mass murder to genocide, slavery to colonial suppression, acts of atrocity have lives that extend far beyond the horrific moment. They engender trauma that echoes for generations, in the experiences of those on both sides of the act. Gabriele Schwab reads these legacies in a number of narratives, primarily
Arts of Healing
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Arleen Ionescu, Maria Margaroni
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-06-22 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

This book occurs at the intersection of philosophy, critical theory, psychoanalysis and the visual arts. Each chapter looks at art produced in various traumatogenic cultures: detention centres, post-Holocaust film, autobiography and many more.Other chapters look at the Juarez femicides, the production of collective memory, of makeshift memorials, acts of forgiveness
Critical Trauma Studies
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Monica J. Casper, Eric H.R. Wertheimer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-15 - Publisher: NYU Press

Trauma is a universal human experience. While each person responds differently to trauma, its presence in our lives nonetheless marks a continual thread through human history and prehistory. In Critical Trauma Studies, a diverse group of writers, activists, and scholars of sociology, anthropology, literature, and cultural studies reflects on the
Walled Life
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jenny Stümer
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-24 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Going beyond a discussion of political architecture, Walled Life investigates the mediation of material and imagined border walls through cinema and art practices. The book reads political walls as more than physical obstruction, instead treating the wall as an affective screen, capable of negotiating the messy feelings, personal conflicts, and