THE REPRESENTATION OF TRAUMA THROUGH INTERMEDIALITY IN SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE AND IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS.

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THE REPRESENTATION OF TRAUMA THROUGH INTERMEDIALITY IN SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE AND IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS.

Type: Master thesis
Title: THE REPRESENTATION OF TRAUMA THROUGH INTERMEDIALITY IN SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE AND IN THE SHADOW OF NO TOWERS.
Author: Murazanova, Anna
Issue Date: 2018-05-31
Keywords: trauma
trauma literature
intermediality
Abstract: In my analysis of Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers (2004), Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2005) and Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five (1969), I will look at the ways in which writers employ various literary techniques (fragmentation, syntax disruption, ellipses, text/image layout, repetitions, symbols, photograph insertion, intertexts, framing of panels, and so on) in order to represent the unspeakable and evasive nature of traumatic experiences. The use and interplay of these techniques in the image-text setting of the two novels and Spiegelman’s graphic narrative leads to the construction of discursive events that help the reader understand and feel emotionally engaged with the narrator’s story, thus encouraging empathetic reading and contributing to secondary witnessing of the narrator’s trauma on the part of the reader.
Supervisor: Kardux, Dr. J.C.Polak, Dr. S.A
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Literary Studies (Master)
Specialisation: Literary Studies: English Literature and Culture (Master)
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/62777
 

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