Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss (Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature) (Hardcover)

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By Bunty Avieson (Editor), Fiona Giles (Editor), Sue Joseph (Editor)
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Description


Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman's Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following Hurricane Katrina, from social media posts from a refugee detention centre, to poetry by exiles fleeing war zones, the collection investigates trauma memoir writing as healing, as documentation of suffering and disability, and as political activism. Editors Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles and Sue Joseph have brought together this scholarly collection as a sequel to their earlier Mediating Memory (Routledge 2018), providing a closer look at the specific concerns of trauma memoir, including conflict and intergenerational trauma; the therapeutic potential and risks of trauma life writing; its ethical challenges; and trauma memoir giving voice to minority experiences.

About the Author


Dr. Bunty Avieson is a Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. Dr. Fiona Giles is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. Dr. Sue Joseph is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of Technology Sydney.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367193188
ISBN-10: 0367193183
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: April 29th, 2019
Pages: 270
Language: English
Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature