Contemporary Approaches in Literary Trauma Theory

  • Michelle Balaev

About this book


This edited collection argues that trauma in literature must be read through a theoretical pluralism that allows for an understanding of trauma's variable representations that include yet move beyond the concept of trauma as pathological and unspeakable.


Trauma theory Literary trauma English literature fiction Literary Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Michelle Balaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47395-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36594-1
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