JLTS 1:1 Tragedy and Trauma

Tragedy and Trauma
From the Editor's Introduction:
"This first issue attempts to bring together some of the major ideas on the relationship of tragedy and trauma and at the same time examines the way literature has always attended to those “breathing spells” without which Adorno knew life would not be worth living. Although the emergence of trauma studies and the focus on the relationship of literature with testimony and memory is a modern and contemporary development, it is nonetheless clear that in one way or another, literature has always acted as the inscription of these essential human capabilities and experiences. This edition therefore moves historically as well as thematically and covers both the historical and experiential dimensions as they appear in the literary work of art." (D. Miller)

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