Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community

Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community

Nancy K. Miller Nancy K. Miller / Feb 22, 2020
Extremities Trauma Testimony and Community How do we come to terms with what can t be forgotten How do we bear witness to extreme experiences that challenge the limits of language This remarkable volume explores the emotional political and a
  • Title: Extremities: Trauma, Testimony, and Community
  • Author: Nancy K. Miller Nancy K. Miller
  • ISBN: 9780252070549
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • How do we come to terms with what can t be forgotten How do we bear witness to extreme experiences that challenge the limits of language This remarkable volume explores the emotional, political, and aesthetic dimensions of testimonies to trauma as they translate private anguish into public space Nancy K Miller and Jason Tougaw have assembled a collection of essays thatHow do we come to terms with what can t be forgotten How do we bear witness to extreme experiences that challenge the limits of language This remarkable volume explores the emotional, political, and aesthetic dimensions of testimonies to trauma as they translate private anguish into public space Nancy K Miller and Jason Tougaw have assembled a collection of essays that trace the legacy of the Holocaust and subsequent events that have shaped twentieth century history and still haunt contemporary culture Extremities combines personal and scholarly approaches to a wide range of texts that bear witness to shocking and moving accounts of individual trauma Toni Morrison s Beloved, Sylvia Plath s Daddy and Lady Lazarus, Kathryn Harrison s The Kiss, Tatana Kellner s Holocaust art, Ruth Klger s powerful memoir Still Alive, and Binjamin Wilkomirski s controversial narrative of concentration camp suffering Fragments The book grapples with the cultural and social effects of historical crises, including the Montreal Massacre, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, and the medical catastrophes of HIV AIDS and breast cancer gender studies, the authors demonstrate that testimonies of troubling and taboo subjects do than just add to the culture of confession they transform identities and help reimagine the boundaries of community Extremities offers an original and timely interpretive guide to the growing field of trauma studies The volume includes essays by Ross Chambers, Sandra M Gilbert, Susan Gubar, Marianne Hirsch, Wayne Koestenbaum, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and others.
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      • Nancy K. Miller Nancy K. Miller

        Nancy K Miller is the author or editor of than a dozen books, most recently What They Saved Pieces of a Jewish Past, winner of the Jewish Journal Prize for 2012, and the story of a quest to recreate her family s lost history A well known feminist scholar, Miller has published family memoirs, personal essays, and literary criticism She is a Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she teaches classes in memoir, graphic novel, and women s studies.Miller lectures widely, both nationally and internationally, and her work is anthologized in popular volumes on autobiography and collections of feminist essays She also co edits the Gender and Culture series at Columbia University Press, which she co founded in 1983 with the late Carolyn Heilbrun.After graduating from Barnard College, Miller sailed to Paris to study French literature and complete a master s degree Already in love with the city from movies and novels, she hoped to create a new, sophisticated identity for her twenty year old, nice New York Jewish girl self Several years of adventures and misadventures later, including marriage to an American ex pat, Miller returned to New York minus the husband but ready to reinvent herself as an academic and writer.Her new book forthcoming from Seal, Fall 2013 describes that odyssey.


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