JLTS 2:1/2 Suffering in Literature


Editor’s Introduction

Section 1: New Perspectives and Persistent Questions

The Burning Book – Marc Amfreville

Exploring the Fictions of Perpetrator Suffering – Sue Vice

“Pleasantly Easy”: Discourses of the Suffering Child in Rwanda Postgenocide – Madelaine Hron

Writing and War: Silence, Disengagement, and Ambiguity – Diana Lary

Section 2: Slavery, Trauma, and the Postcolonial Moment

Following a Ghost: “A Certain Mulatto Woman Slave Named Phibbah” – Elizabeth A. Dolan

Violence and Comedy: The Malayan Emergency in the Malaysian Novels of Lloyd Fernando and Anthony Burgess – Chiu Man Yin

Suffering and Social Death: Austin Clarke’s The Polished Hoe as Neo-Slave Narrative – Lee Erwin

Violence and Suffering in Shobasakthi’s Gorilla: Configurations of Trauma from the Postcolonial Peripheries – Sharanya Jayawickrama

Section 3: The Poetry and Poetics of Suffering

To Suffer to Wait: Reading Trauma in Two Poems – Harold Schweizer

Poetics of Silence in the Post-Holocaust Poetry of Paul Celan – William Franke

Guantanamo Poems: “Guantanamo, amas, amat” – Elisabeth Weber

“Mild, Melancholy and Sedate He Stands”: Melancholy in the British Poetry of Slavery – Damian Shaw

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