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LOCATING AND READING TRAUMA ETHICALLY IN CHARLOTTE DELBO’S AUSCHWITZ AND AFTER

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dc.contributor.advisor Bold, Christine
dc.contributor.author Ellen, Graham
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-10T19:18:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-10T19:18:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2015-05
dc.date.created 2015-05-22
dc.date.issued 2015-08-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/9036
dc.description.abstract This thesis begins with the assumption that underlying every Holocaust work of literature there is the presence of psychic trauma. Moreover, that the duty to remember the Holocaust places a moral claim on its readers. By placing contemporary theories of psychic trauma in dialogue with post-Holocaust theories of selfhood, memory, and unspeakability, it examines how Charlotte Delbo’s creative writing in her trilogy, Auschwitz and After, presents the possibility of trauma’s expression through poetry. Contemporary discourse and Delbo’s own assertions around trauma’s unspeakability, and the Holocaust’s affront to understanding, are assembled in order to detail the challenges that face readers in the present. Delbo’s text puts forth an ethical call for the reader to remember and thus necessitates a specific reader- a Levinasian reader. The result is the construction of an ethical reader who is able to responsibly approach the Holocaust anew in the post-post context of the present day. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject trauma en_US
dc.subject PTSD en_US
dc.subject post en_US
dc.subject traumatic en_US
dc.subject stress en_US
dc.subject disorder en_US
dc.subject unspeakability en_US
dc.subject holocaust en_US
dc.subject charlotte en_US
dc.subject delbo en_US
dc.subject ethics en_US
dc.subject ethical en_US
dc.subject theory en_US
dc.title LOCATING AND READING TRAUMA ETHICALLY IN CHARLOTTE DELBO’S AUSCHWITZ AND AFTER en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme English en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US


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