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The Language and Literature of Trauma

In Spring 2014, Sam Terry and Anne Dalke pursued a shared reading list on this topic. We read the work of theorists Lauren Berlant, Cathy Caruth, Albert Camus, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Didier Fassin, Shoshana Felman & Dori Laub, Stefano Harney & Fred Moten, Linda Kauffman, Dominick LaCapra, Eve Sedgwick, Laurie Vickroy and Anne Whitehead; we also studied novels and memoirs by Pat Barker, Edwidge Danicat, Rena Fraden, Larry Heinemann, Ann Michaels, Caryl Phillips and Binjamin Wilkomirski.