Spectres of the Past: Reading the Phantom of Family Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction

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Details zur Publikation

Autor(en): Gruß S
Herausgeber: Böhm-Schnitker Nadine, Gruss Susanne
Titel Sammelwerk: Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture: Immersions and Revisitations
Verlag: Routledge
Verlagsort: London, New York
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2014
Titel der Reihe: Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature
Band: 12
Seitenbereich: 123-136
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


This article draws on Abraham and Torok’s psychoanalytical concepts of the phantom and the crypt as suitable tools for the analysis of trauma and spectrality. In my readings of John Harwood’s The Ghost Writer (2004) and Asylum (2013) and Diane Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale (2006), I explore the question of intergenerational (or phantomatic) haunting and family trauma and point to the ways in which these texts interlink traumatisation and (inter)textual haunting. At the same time, I maintain that these novels can be used to question our own stance on the neo-Victorian and the usefulness of trauma studies as an apt theoretical tool for neo-Victorian studies.



FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Gruß, Susanne Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Anglistik, insbesondere Literaturwissenschaft


Zitierweisen

APA:
Gruß, S. (2014). Spectres of the Past: Reading the Phantom of Family Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction. In Böhm-Schnitker Nadine, Gruss Susanne (Eds.), Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture: Immersions and Revisitations (pp. 123-136). London, New York: Routledge.

MLA:
Gruß, Susanne. "Spectres of the Past: Reading the Phantom of Family Trauma in Neo-Victorian Fiction." Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture: Immersions and Revisitations Ed. Böhm-Schnitker Nadine, Gruss Susanne, London, New York: Routledge, 2014. 123-136.

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