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Neo-Victorian tropes of trauma : the politics of bearing after-witness to nineteenth-century suffering

Author: Marie-Luise Kohlke; Christian Gutleben
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2010.
Series: Neo-Victorian series, vol. 1.
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This collection constitutes the first volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, which explores the prevalent but often problematic re-vision of the long nineteenth century in contemporary culture. Here is presented for the first time an extended analysis of the conjunction of neo-Victorian fiction and trauma discourse, highlighting the significant interventions in collective memory staged by the belated aesthetic  Read more...
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Kohlke, Marie-Luise.
Neo-Victorian Tropes of Trauma : The Politics of Bearing After-Witness to Nineteenth-Century Suffering.
Amsterdam : Rodopi, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Luise Kohlke; Christian Gutleben
ISBN: 9789042032316 9042032316 9789042032309 9042032308
OCLC Number: 694729215
Description: 1 online resource (414 pages).
Contents: Introduction : bearing after-witness to the nineteenth century / Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben --
Poethics and existential extremity : crises of faith, identity, and sexuality. Postmodernism revisited : the ethical drive of postmodern trauma in Neo-Victorian fiction / Christian Gutleben and Julian Wolfreys ; Trauma by proxy in the "age of testimony" : paradoxes of Darwinism in the Neo-Victorian novel / Georges Letissier ; Apes and grandfathers : traumas of apostasy and exclusion in John Fowles The French lieutenant's woman and Graham Swift's Ever after / Catherine Pesso-Miquel ; "Perfectly innocent, natural, playful" : incest in Neo-Victorian women's writing / Mark Llewellyn --
History's victims and victors : crises of truth and memory. The neo-Victorian nation at home and abroad : Charles Dickens and traumatic rewriting / Dianne F. Sadoff ; Photography, trauma and the politics of war in Beryl Bainbridge's Master Georgie / Vanessa Guignery ; The neo-Victorian frame of Mitchell's Cloud atlas : temporal and traumatic reverberations / Celia Wallhead and Marie-Luise Kohlke ; Australia's "other" history wars : trauma and the work of cultural memory in Kate Grenville's The secret river / Kate Mitchell --
Contesting colonialism : crises of nationhood, empire and afterimages. Famine, femininity, family : rememory and reconciliation in Nuala O'Faolain's My dream of you / Ann Heilmann ; Unmanning exoticism : the breakdown of Christian manliness in The book of the heathen / Elisabeth Wesseling ; Turmoil, trauma and mourning in Jane Urquhart's The whirlpool / Elodie Rousselot ; Tipoo's tiger on the loose : neo-Victorian witness-bearing and the trauma of the Indian mutiny / Marie-Luise Kohlke.
Series Title: Neo-Victorian series, vol. 1.
Responsibility: edited by Marie-Luise Kohlke and Christian Gutleben.

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This collection constitutes the first volume in Rodopi's Neo-Victorian Series, which explores the prevalent but often problematic re-vision of the long nineteenth century in contemporary culture. Here is presented for the first time an extended analysis of the conjunction of neo-Victorian fiction and trauma discourse, highlighting the significant interventions in collective memory staged by the belated aesthetic working-through of historical catastrophes, as well as their lingering traces in the present. The neo-Victorian's privileging of marginalised voices and its contestation of master-narr.

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