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17 c h a p t e r 1 Two Trauma Communities: A Philosophical Archaeology of Cultural and Clinical Trauma Theories Vincenzo Di Nicola Threshold—הָלָּדְבַה—Havdalah: “Separation” Open closed open. Before we are born everything is open in the uni- verse without us. For as long as we live, everything is closed within us. And when we die, everything is open again. Open closed open. That’s all we are. yehuda amichai1 Prologue: The Age of Trauma In a catastrophic age, [. . .] trauma itself may provide the very link between cultures: not as a simple understanding of

Buelens Gert ; Durrant Sam ; Eaglestone Robert (eds.). The Future of Trauma Theory. Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism. New York: Routledge, 2014. 181 pp. In The Trauma Question , Roger Luckhurst’s comprehensive historical analysis shows that “trauma” as we know it today is a social construction. Luckhurst, Roger. The Trauma Question. London: Routledge, 2008. Of course, modern medical use of the term is only about a century old, and official diagnoses of posttraumatic stress disorder have been made for only three decades. But Luckhurst argues

serves as an ersatz [a substitute] for thinking. […] reification therefore serves the general function of making socially determined relations seem like inevitable natural realities. (Hanna 2003, 40–45) PTSD seems to impose a monocausal connection on a certain event and a reaction of a person. Fischer and Riedesser try to avoid this reification: Modern trauma theory in their sense explains a trauma as a dialectical relation between a single situation and the resources of a single victim. Irrespective of this, even PTSD is a disorder, but not a disease, it is a

relation between story and historical context, and between the Markan perspective on the Gerasene demoniac and ancient perceptions of demons and their exorcism, this article integrates recent approaches of trauma theory.  Cathy Caruth, ed., Trauma: Explorations in Memory (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995); Kai T. Erikson, A New Species of Trouble: Explorations in Disaster, Trauma, and Community (New York: Norton, 1994). Jeffrey C. Alexander et al., Cultural Trauma and Collective Identity (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004), viii note an

W orks C ited Butler, Paul. Rev. of Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? , by Curtis Harrington. Allmovie.com . AllMovie. Web. 20 May 2019. Caruth, Cathy. “Trauma and Experience: Introduction.” Trauma: Explorations in Memory . Ed. Cathy Caruth. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins UP, 1995. 3–12. Print. Craps, Stef. “Beyond Eurocentrism: Trauma Theory in the Global Age” The Future of Trauma Theory: Contemporary Literary and Cultural Criticism . Ed. Gert Buelens, Samuel Durrant and Robert Eaglestone. London: Routledge, 2014. 45–62. Print. Derry, Charles. Dark Dreams 2.0: A

Depression-Era Black Literature, Theory, and Politics
Series: Commonalities
Cinema, Military Psychiatry, and the Aftermath of War

Anne Fuchs108 Susanne Vees-Gulani, Trauma and Guilt. Literature of Wartime Bombing in Germany. de Gruy- ter, Berlin Ð New York 2003. 217 S., € 78,Ð. Susanne Vees-Gulani’s Trauma and Guilt is the first book-length study of literary representations of wartime bombing in Germany. Originally sparked by W. G. Sebald’s Luftkrieg und Literatur, this topic has preoccupied critics in The United States and in Great Britain for some time.1 It is noticeable that in both countries a phenomenal increase in Sebald-scholarship coincides with the prevalence of trauma-theory in

Slavic Review of Columbia University, 13, 29-40. Craps, Stef 2014. ‘Beyond Eurocentrism: Trauma Theory in the Global Age’. - Gert Buelens, Sam Durrant, Robert Eaglestone (eds.), The Future of Trauma Theory. London, New York: Routledge, 45-62. Damian, Diana 2012. ‘Sofi Oksanen’. - Exeunt Magazine, 27 February. http://exeuntmagazine.com/features/sofi-oksanen/ (12 December 2013). Farley, Melissa 2006. ‘Prostitution Is Sexual Violence’. - Louise Gerdes (ed.), Prostitution and Sex Traffi cking. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 101-109. Herman, Judith 1997. Trauma and Recovery