The Resource Trauma and the fantastic in twentieth century war fiction, by Michael Horton, (electronic resource)

Trauma and the fantastic in twentieth century war fiction, by Michael Horton, (electronic resource)

Label
Trauma and the fantastic in twentieth century war fiction
Title
Trauma and the fantastic in twentieth century war fiction
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Horton
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This thesis examines the relationship between trauma and the literary mode of the fantastic. While the fantastic has historically been understood as an escapist mode or a literature of wish fulfillment, it may also play an important role in how victims of trauma construct their narratives. The fantastic does not simply leave trauma behind or provide pleasant alternatives to actual experiences; rather, it can constitute the acting out of trauma, facilitate working through, and even enable victims to bear witness to the traumatic past. After a brief overview of both trauma theory and the effects of combat trauma, this study offers readings of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, John A. Williams' Captain Blackman, and Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato to show that fantastic elements in trauma narratives can be read as responses to and manifestations of trauma. The second chapter returns to O'Brien's novel to examine the fantastic mode as a means of healing. The study concludes with an analysis of the fantastic as bearing witness to real historical events in addition to those that make up the experience of trauma itself
Cataloging source
MUU
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Horton, Michael Anthony
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Cohen, Samuel S.
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  • Vonnegut, Kurt
  • Williams, John Alfred
  • O'Brien, Tim
  • Fantasy fiction
  • War stories
Target audience
specialized
Label
Trauma and the fantastic in twentieth century war fiction, by Michael Horton, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 14, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Samuel Cohen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
648210785
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 57 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648210785
Label
Trauma and the fantastic in twentieth century war fiction, by Michael Horton, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 14, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Thesis advisor: Dr. Samuel Cohen
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
648210785
Extent
1 online resource (iv, 57 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)648210785

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