Fictionalising Trauma: The Aesthetics of Marguerite Duras's India Cycle

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With Marguerite Duras being the most disputed French artist after World War II, symbolising trauma represents the most problematic crux of contemporary trauma research. This book brings together these troublesome issues by way of integrating Duras's aesthetics and the challenge of working through major historical trauma. Starting from the concept of an embodied mind as developed in current social neuroscience, the study illuminates the stylistic devices of the famous India Cycle that arose from Duras's relentless struggle with the trauma of French colonialism. It reveals how converting trauma into fiction can become a powerful emotional atrategy for surviving traumatic events, which may provoke necessary change in our cultural memory through collective sharing.
Bidragets titel på inmatningsspråkTrauman fiktionalisointi: Marguerite Durasin Intia-sarjan estetiikka
UtgivningsortFrankfurt am Main
FörlagPeter Lang
Antal sidor310
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-631-60981-1
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-653-00731-2
StatusPublicerad - 2011
MoE-publikationstypC1 Separata vetenskapliga böcker

Bibliografisk information

The book is a revised and edited version of the doctoral thesis on Marguerite Duras, Comparative Literature, University of Helsinki, 2009


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