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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond
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'These essays discuss trauma studies as refracted through literature, focusing on the many ways in which the terms, cultural trauma and personal trauma intertwine in postcolonial fiction. In a catastrophic age such as the present, trauma itself may serve to provide linkage through cross-cultural understanding and new forms of community. Western colonization needs to be theorized in terms of the infliction of collective trauma, and the postcolonial process is itself a post-traumatic cultural formation and condition. Moreover, the West's claim on trauma studies (via the Holocaust) needs to be put in a perspective recuperating other, non-Western experiences. Geo-historical areas covered include Africa (genital alteration) and, more specifically, South Africa (apartheid), the Caribbean (racial and gendered violence in Trinidad; the trauma of Haiti), and Asia (total war in the Philippines; ethnic violence in India compared to 9/11). Special attention is devoted to Australia (Aboriginal and multicultural aspects of traumatic experience) and New Zealand (the Maori Battalion). Writers treated include J.M. Coetzee, Shani Mootoo, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Flanagan, Janette Turner Hospital, Andrew McGahan, Tim Winton, and Patricia Grace. Illuminating insights are provided by creative writers (Merlinda Bobis and Meena Alexander). Source: www.rodopi.nl (Sighted 25/07.2011).

Contents

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Rodopi , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Passion to Pasyon : Playing Militarism, Merlinda Bobis , single work criticism (p. 57-80)
Personal Trauma/Historical Trauma in Tim Winton's Dirt Music, Barbara Arizti Martin , single work criticism
Barbara Arizti looks at the way aspects of trauma are represented in Tim Winton's Dirty Music .
(p. 175-189)
"Twisted Ghosts" : Settler Envy and Historical Resolution in Andrew McGahan's The White Earth, Marc Delrez , single work criticism (p. 191-204)
The Trauma of Immigration and the Ethics of Self-Positioning in Richard Flanagan's The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Heinz Antor , single work criticism (p. 205-220)
Inside Out in the Land Down Under : Reading Trauma through Janette Turner Hospital's Oyster, Isabel Fraile , single work criticism
Isabel Fraile claims that 'While a thoroughly enjoyable and gripping experience, reading Janette Turner Hospital's Oyster (1996) often manages to feel, at the same time, like reading a handbook of trauma theory.' (p 221)
(p. 221-243)

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Works about this Work

[Untitled] David Callahan , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond 2011 anthology criticism
[Untitled] David Callahan , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond 2011 anthology criticism
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