Literary Aesthetics of Trauma

Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson

  • Reina C. van der Wiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Reina C. van der Wiel
    Pages 1-22
  3. Reina C. van der Wiel
    Pages 23-47
  4. Reina C. van der Wiel
    Pages 126-154
  5. Reina C. van der Wiel
    Pages 214-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 218-255

About this book

Introduction

Literary Aesthetics of Trauma: Virginia Woolf and Jeanette Winterson investigates a fundamental shift, from the 1920s to the present day, in the way that trauma is aesthetically expressed. Modernism's emphasis on impersonality and narrative abstraction has been replaced by the contemporary trauma memoir and an ethical imperative to bear witness.

Keywords

Virginia Woolf Jeanette Winterson Modernism Literary trauma aesthetics Narrative transformation Woolf

Authors and affiliations

  • Reina C. van der Wiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck, University of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137311016
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45682-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-31101-6
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