Literature in the Ashes of History

These stories of trauma cannot be limited to the catastrophes they name, and the theory of catastrophic history may ultimately be written in a language that already lingers in a time that comes to us from the other side of the disaster.

Author: Cathy Caruth

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421411555

Category: Literary Criticism

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These stories of trauma cannot be limited to the catastrophes they name, and the theory of catastrophic history may ultimately be written in a language that already lingers in a time that comes to us from the other side of the disaster.

Tense Future

In her recent Literature in the Ashes of History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins
University Press, 2013), Cathy Caruth refers to “the question of futurity that lies
not only at the heart of all trauma—as deferral and future repetition, as an
attempted return ...

Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266295

Category: Literary Criticism

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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

Listening to Trauma

Davoine and Gaudillière, History beyond Trauma, 209ff. 28. ... to my lecture, “
Disappearing History: Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of Human Rights,” now a
chapter in Literature in the Ashes of History (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2013).

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ISBN: 1421414465

Category: Literary Criticism

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This new collection from Cathy Caruth features interviews with a diverse group of leaders in the theorization of, and response to, traumatic experience in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Crossing the boundaries of discipline and profession, Caruth’s subjects include literary theorists and critics, psychoanalysts, psychiatrists, psychologists, political activists, filmmakers, public intellectuals, institutional leaders, and researchers. Exploring the intertwining of the intellectual and personal dimensions of experience, each interview is accompanied by Caruth's intimate photographic portrait of its subject. Caruth chose her subjects because of their impact on her thinking as well as their significant role as witnesses to the collective and cultural significance of trauma. The individuals profiled here are innovators in the theory of trauma (Part I), in the clinical, activist, or testimonial interventions in trauma (Part II), or in the creation or modification of institutions that provide therapeutic, artistic, or legal responses to traumatic events (Part III). Two of the interviews first appeared in Caruth's landmark 1995 work, Trauma: Explorations in Memory. The rest were conducted between 2011 and 2013 after the field of trauma studies expanded significantly. Representing both the foundation of trauma research and cutting-edge approaches to the topic, this collection will be useful to practitioners with an interest in post-traumatic stress disorder as well as scholars exploring the multiple dimensions of profound human experience. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book will go to the Grady Nia Project for abused, suicidal, and low-income African American women.

Comics Media

Literature in the Ashes of History. Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University
Press, 2013. $22.95. 130 pp. Caudill, Edward. Creationists' Tactics in the Culture
Wars, from the Scopes Trial to Today. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University ...

Author: Hillary L. Chute

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022623908X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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The past decade has seen the medium of comics reach unprecedented heights of critical acclaim and commercial success. Comics & Media reflects that, bringing together an amazing array of contributors--creators and critics alike--to discuss the state, future, and potential of the medium. Loaded with full-color reproductions of work by such legends as R. Crumb, Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Daniel Clowes, and Lynda Barry, the book addresses the place of comics in both a contemporary and historical context. Essays by such high-profile figures as Tom Gunning, N. Katherine Hayles, Patrick Jagoda, and W. J. T. Mitchell address a stunning range of topics, including the place of comics in the history of aesthetics, changes to popular art forms, digital humanities, and ongoing tensions between new and old media. The result is a substantial step forward for our understanding of what comics are and can be, and the growing place they hold in our culture.

Unclaimed Experience

In this twentieth-anniversary edition of her now classic text, a substantial new afterword addresses major questions and controversies surrounding trauma theory that have arisen over the past two decades.

Author: Cathy Caruth

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421421666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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In Unclaimed Experience, Cathy Caruth proposes that in the widespread and bewildering experience of trauma in our century—both in its occurrence and in our attempt to understand it—we can recognize the possibility of a history no longer based on simple models of straightforward experience and reference. Through the notion of trauma, she contends, we come to a new understanding that permits history to arise where immediate understanding may not. Caruth explores the ways in which the texts of psychoanalysis, literature, and literary theory both speak about and speak through the profound story of traumatic experience. Rather than straightforwardly describing actual case studies of trauma survivors, or attempting to elucidate directly the psychiatry of trauma, she examines the complex ways that knowing and not knowing are entangled in the language of trauma and in the stories associated with it. Caruth’s wide-ranging discussion touches on Freud’s theory of trauma as outlined in Moses and Monotheism and Beyond the Pleasure Principle. She traces the notion of reference and the figure of the falling body in de Man, Kleist, and Kant; the narratives of personal catastrophe in Hiroshima mon amour; and the traumatic address in Lecompte’s reinterpretation of Freud’s narrative of the dream of the burning child. In this twentieth-anniversary edition of her now classic text, a substantial new afterword addresses major questions and controversies surrounding trauma theory that have arisen over the past two decades. Caruth offers innovative insights into the inherent connection between individual and collective trauma, on the importance of the political and ethical dimensions of the theory of trauma, and on the crucial place of literature in the theoretical articulation of the very concept of trauma. Her afterword serves as a decisive intervention in the ongoing discussions in and about the field.

The Annual Register Or A View of the History Politics and Literature for the Year

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were had come home at 9 o'clock , and returning home , and came to a stile
found her lying dead in the ashes . which led immediately to the pre- The body
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Our Prayer Book in History Literature and Church Lore

An original proclamation of King Henry VIII . lays down :“ On Ash Wednesday it
shall be declared that ashes be gyven to put every Chrysten man in
remembrance of penaunce at the begynnynge of Lent , and that he is but erthe
and ashes .

Author: Joseph William Hardman

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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts Sciences History Geography Literature Natural History and Biography

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vegetable , stamina of single purple anemone ; mineral , blne pelden crested
wren ; vegetable , polyanthus , narcissus ; copper ore . cineral , cale . sinter (
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The Cambridge History of Italian Literature

... as traditionally , a ' lower ' , more popular , but a more exquisite register than
that available in standard literary Italian . ... his culture and his times in the long
poem “ Le ceneri di Gramsci ' ( The Ashes of Gramsci ) , republished in the
volume ...

Author: Charles Peter Brand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521666220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 699

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Presents a comprehensive survey of Italian literature from its earliest origins to the present

Canadian journal of science literature and history

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subscriber begs leave to inform the public that he is about to erect a Pot - ash
upon lot No. 7 , west side of Yonge Street , where he will give a generous price
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The Canadian Journal of Science Literature and History

It is headed “ Ashes ! Ashes ! Ashes ! " " The announcement then follows : " The
subscriber begs leave to inform the public that he is about to erect a Pot - ash
upon lot No . 7 , west side of Yonge Street , where he will give a generous price
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Brief History of English and American Literature

The brook , ” says Thomas Fuller , in his Church History , “ did convey his ashes
into Avon ; Avon into Severn ; Severn into the narrow seas ; they into the main
ocean . And thus the ashes of Wiclif are the emblem of his doctrine , which ...

Author: Henry Augustin Beers

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a popular dictionary of arts sciences literature history politics and biography

Ashes fell even its suburbs , which were much frequented . upon the ships at
Misenum , and caused a A large fissure approached the town with shoal in one
part of the sea . The ground a tremendous noise , and began to disrocked , and
the ...

Author: francis lieber

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ENGLISH LITERATURE CONSIDERED AS AN INTERPRETER OF ENGLISH HISTORY

On this errand the Bishop of Lincoln came with his officials to Lutterworth, and,
finding them, burned them, and threw the ashes into the little stream called the
Swift. Fuller, in his Church History, adds: “Thus this brook has conveyed his
ashes ...

Author: HENRY COPPEE, LL. D

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Apples and Ashes

Literature, Nationalism, and the Confederate States of America Coleman
Hutchison. literary nationalistic ... This is in keeping with a literary-historical
rather than an intellectual-historical or culturalhistorical—methodology. Put
simply, I ask ...

Author: Coleman Hutchison

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820337315

Category: Literary Criticism

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Apples and Ashes offers the first literary history of the Civil War South. The product of extensive archival research, it tells an expansive story about a nation struggling to write itself into existence. Confederate literature was in intimate conversation with other contemporary literary cultures, especially those of the United States and Britain. Thus, Coleman Hutchison argues, it has profound implications for our understanding of American literary nationalism and the relationship between literature and nationalism more broadly. Apples and Ashes is organized by genre, with each chapter using a single text or a small set of texts to limn a broader aspect of Confederate literary culture. Hutchison discusses an understudied and diverse archive of literary texts including the literary criticism of Edgar Allan Poe; southern responses to Uncle Tom's Cabin; the novels of Augusta Jane Evans; Confederate popular poetry; the de facto Confederate national anthem, “Dixie”; and several postwar southern memoirs. In addition to emphasizing the centrality of slavery to the Confederate literary imagination, the book also considers a series of novel topics: the reprinting of European novels in the Confederate South, including Charles Dickens's Great Expectations and Victor Hugo's Les Misérables; Confederate propaganda in Europe; and postwar Confederate emigration to Latin America. In discussing literary criticism, fiction, poetry, popular song, and memoir, Apples and Ashes reminds us of Confederate literature's once-great expectations. Before their defeat and abjection—before apples turned to ashes in their mouths—many Confederates thought they were in the process of creating a nation and a national literature that would endure.

The History of Early English Literature

Being the History of English Poetry from Its Beginnings to the Accession of King
Ælfred Stopford Augustus Brooke ... The shafts of all these weapons were of ash ,
and the poets came to call the spears “ ashes , " and the warriors who bore them
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Author: Stopford Augustus Brooke

Publisher: New York Macmillan 1892.

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Category: English poetry

Page: 500

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The Analytical Review Or History of Literature Domestic and Foreign on an Enlarged Plan

Comest thou , brave youth , by kindred virtue led , To explore the pregnant annals
of the dead , That bright example may infpire thy breast ; Arrest thy step : here
SIDNEY's ashes reft ! • Does the sound vibrate through thy throbbing heart !

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A History of English Literature

The coffin was turn up , and carried to the little bridge over the Swift , where his
bones were burned to ashes and scattered on the waters of the brook . “ Thus , ”
says worthy Thomas Fuller , “ the brook conveyed his ashes to Avon , Avon into ...

Author: William Francis Collier

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Page: 549

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A History of Japanese Literature

That same night all were reduced to ashes . It was said to have had its origin in a
temporary building used as a hospital . Urged by the blasts of the devious wind ,
it spread this way and that until it widened out like an extended fan . The distant ...

Author: William George Aston

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Page: 408

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A biographical history of English literature

This brook , ” says Fuller , “ conveyed his ashes into Avon , Avon into Severn ,
Severn into the narrow seas , they into the main ocean . And thus the ashes of
Wycliffe are the emblem of his doctrine , which is now dispersed all the world
over .

Author: John Daniel Morell

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