“Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing. Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In this study, Dominick LaCapra offers a. Trauma and its aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick.
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Reappraisals and New Perspectives. These essays will frame the debates on the ‘writing of trauma’ for years to come.
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Writing History, Writing Trauma by Dominick LaCapra
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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Ireen rated it really liked it Mar 24, LaCapra’s analysis of trauma hiistory folded into an ambitious and compelling reflection on the possibilities for a genuinely cross-disciplinary theoretical dialogue on history There are some really good concepts and theories in this book that I would have loved to have spent more time wrapping my head around but some parts of it were really dense which made for a slow read every now and then. Re-visions of Culture and Society.
That dream of totalization, however, is precisely what LaCapra casts doubt upon in his important new book. Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
He then lays a theoretical groundwork for the book as a whole, exploring the concept of historical specificity and insisting on the difference between transhistorical and historical trauma. In the first chapter LaCapra addresses trauma from the perspective of history as a discipline. Theoretically ambitious and historically informed, Writing History, Writing Trauma is an vominick contribution trakma one of today’s lacarpa experts on trauma.
LaCapra lays out, with the care, precision, and compassion we have come to expect from him, the terms and distinctions by which we can begin to think through the complexities of post-traumatic writing.
This is a compulsive behavior which blocks recovery, even if that recovery would never be complete or totally harmonizing. Jana rated it it was amazing Mar 08, The Goldhagen Debate and Beyond.
In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick LaCapra provides a broad-ranging, critical inquiry into the problem of trauma, notably with respect to major historical events. Geoffrey Hartman, Yale University.
In doing so, he adapts psychoanalytic concepts to historical analysis and employs sociocultural and political critique to elucidate trauma and its after effects in xominick and in people. No one has done more to sustain the vitality and humanity of critical thinking in the face of those historical events—above all the Shoah—which seem to defy comprehension. Re-visions of Culture and Society Paperback.
Julia Boechat rated it really liked it Jun 01, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bowmar Professor of Humanistic Studies. Subsequent chapters consider how Holocaust testimonies raise the problem of the role of affect and empathy in historical understanding, and respond to the debates surrounding Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s book Hitler’s Willing Executioners: For a man who scorns footnotes, there are far too many. Important reading not only to trauma theorists and their critics, but to historians and literary critics of all persuasions invested in rethinking the relationship between trauma, history and ethics.
White Center for Humanities at Cornell University. The book’s concluding essay, “Writing About Trauma,” examines the various ways that the voice of trauma emerges in written and oral accounts of historical events. A serious study on trauma and Holocaust, on acting out and working through. Interesting implications for the study of trauma in philosophy, psychology, history, political science and literary criticism.
Writing History, Writing Trauma
Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Dec 02, Rebekah rated it liked it Shelves: Domnick blend tgauma historiography, trauma theory approaches, Holocaust studies, and psychoanalysis makes lacaprx book a must-read for anyone working in the trauma and war literary studies field.
Theoretically ambitious and historically informed, Writing History, Writing Trauma is an important contribution from one of today’s foremost experts on trauma. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature and is member of the field of Romance Studies and the Program in Jewish Studies.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. I have about 15 pages left but I’m going to call it done since the class is moving on to our next book. This is a superb book whose only weaknesses are due to its lack of cohesion as a unifying narrative. While these two are not mirror images of one another, I found them really useful in thinking about trauma studies as a field and the problems of history writing.
Kate Costello-Sullivan rated it really liked it Jan 30,