Trauma: The New Critical Idiom

Author(s): Stef Craps


Trauma has become a catchword of our time and a central category in contemporary theory and criticism. In this illuminating and accessible volume, Lucy Bond and Stef Craps:

  • provide an account of the history of the concept of trauma from the late nineteenth century to the present day
  • examine debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts
  • trace the origins and growth of literary trauma theory
  • introduce the reader to key thinkers in the field
  • explore important issues and tensions in the study of trauma as a cultural phenomenon
  • outline and assess recent critiques and revisions of cultural trauma research

Trauma is an essential guide to a rich and vibrant area of literary and cultural inquiry.



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General Fields

  • : 9780415540421
  • : Taylor & Francis Group
  • : Routledge
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stef Craps
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 160