Units of Study

ENGL3658 - Narrating Trauma

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Victoria Burrows


This unit explores the theory and pracices of narrative trauma. The trauma texts we study will illustrate how trauma impacts on the construction of memory and its articulation in situations of war, the ongoing affects of racism and in individual personally traumatic events. However, these narratives also demonstrate how the art of representation in all its diversity can allow for movement beyond the interrupted consciousness of trauma and so provide a context in which indivdual and social healing may occur.


1x1500wd close reading essay (25%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x2-hr take home exam (35%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


Credit or above in 12 Senior credit points of English

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