“Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing. Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In this study, Dominick LaCapra offers a. Trauma and its aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick.

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These essays provide absolutely crucial points of orientation in the haunted spaces of post-Holocaust culture, thought, and representation. This is a superb book whose only weaknesses are due to its lack of cohesion as a unifying narrative.

Re-visions of Culture and Society Paperback. The book’s concluding essay, “Writing About Trauma,” examines the various ways that the voice of trauma emerges in written and oral accounts of historical events. Stephen rated it liked it Jan 04, traumq Review LaCapra’s analysis of trauma is folded into an ambitious and compelling reflection on the possibilities for a genuinely cross-disciplinary theoretical dialogue on history Kate Costello-Sullivan rated it really liked it Jan 30, Jul 31, Marilena rated it it was amazing.

White Center for Humanities at Cornell University. In Writing History, Writing Trauma, Dominick LaCapra critically analyzes attempts by theorists and literary critics to come to terms with trauma and with the crucial role post-traumatic testimonies—notably Holocaust testimonies—assume in thought and in writing. He then lays a theoretical groundwork for the book oacapra a whole, exploring the concept of historical specificity and insisting on the difference between transhistorical and historical trauma.

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Trauma and its aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. See 1 question about Domjnick History, Writing Trauma…. Subsequent chapters consider how Holocaust testimonies raise the problem of the role of affect and empathy in historical understanding, and respond to the debates surrounding Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s book Hitler’s Willing Executioners: Diya rated it liked it Nov 14, Few other historians have so forcefully appealed to the power of empathy in addressing historical trauma, and none have done so much to place history and critical theory into a mutually enriching and necessary dialogue.

Christopher Husberg rated it liked it Mar 28, writiny Trauma and its often symptomatic aftermath pose acute problems for historical representation and understanding. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Books by Dominick LaCapra. Great ideas wriing terms of lacappra theory and issues of historical “truth” but very dense, unnecessarily confusing. In doing so, he adapts psychoanalytic concepts to historical analysis and employs sociocultural and political critique to elucidate trauma and its after effects in culture and in people.

Edward rated it really liked it May 06, Theoretically ambitious and historically informed, Writing History, Writing Trauma is an important contribution from one of today’s foremost experts on trauma.

Writing History, Writing Trauma

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Writing History, Writing Trauma

Paperbackpages. He then lays a theoretical groundwork for the book as a whole, exploring the concept of historical specificity and insisting on the difference between transhistorical and historical trauma. He then lays a theoretical groundwork for the book as a whole, exploring the concept wrihing historical specificity and insisting on the difference between transhistorical and historical trauma. He has a joint appointment in the Department of Comparative Literature and is member of the field of Romance Studies and the Program in Jewish Studies.

Theoretically ambitious and historically informed, Writing History, Writing Trauma is an important contribution from one of today’s foremost experts on trauma. Re-visions of Culture and Society. Its extreme form is positivism, which was popular in nineteenth-century historical writing. In a series of interlocking essays, he explores dmoinick and literary-critical attempts to come writinv terms with trauma as well as the crucial role post-traumatic testimonies—particularly Holocaust testimonies—have assumed in recent thought and writing.

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