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Samuel Beckett and trauma

Mariko Hori Tanaka, Yoshiki Tajiri, and Michiko Tsushima

Abstract

Samuel Beckett and trauma is a collection of essays that opens new approaches to Beckett’s literary and theoretical work through the lens of trauma studies. Beginning with biographical and intertextual readings of instances of trauma in Beckett’s works, the essays take up performance studies, philosophical and cultural understanding of post-traumatic subjectivity, and provide new perspectives that will expand and alter current trauma studies. Chapter 1 deals with a whole range of traumatic symptoms in Beckett’s personal experiences which find their ways into a number of his works. Chapter 2 in ... More

Keywords: Beckett, trauma, fear, body, object, subject, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526121349
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526121349.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariko Hori Tanaka, editor
Professor of English at Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

Yoshiki Tajiri, editor
Professor of English at University of Tokyo

Michiko Tsushima, editor
Associate Professor Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Tsukuba, Japan