Transgenerational trauma, shared, vulnerability and interconnectedness in Zina Rohan’s The Small Book
Resumen: This article aims at showing that extreme situations, such as wars, can reveal a common human vulnerability, which thus leads to a lack of sovereignty affecting all the agents implied in the traumatic episode. In Zina Rohan’s 2010 novel, The Small Book, this shared vulnerability crosses time and space boundaries by connecting coetaneous characters and their subsequent generations through inherited traumatic memories. These connections lead Rohan to blur the boundaries between what we may understand as victims and perpetrators of trauma. Thus, drawing on significant theories within the fields of trauma and memory studies as well as on conceptions about human vulnerability and interconnectedness, the main aim of this study is to analyse the key narrative mechanisms used by this British–Jewish author in order to represent the shared vulnerability and exposure to trauma that reigns during war and post-war times.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.1017/S1062798720000678
Año: 2020
Publicado en: European Review 29, 3 (2020), 333-353
ISSN: 1062-7987

Factor impacto JCR: 0.487 (2020)
Categ. JCR: AREA STUDIES rank: 69 / 80 = 0.863 (2020) - Q4 - T3
Factor impacto SCIMAGO: 0.219 - Political Science and International Relations (Q3) - Geography, Planning and Development (Q3)

Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/DGA/H03-17R
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO-FEDER/FFI2017-84258-P
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/UZ/JIUZ-2019-HUM-02
Tipo y forma: Article (PostPrint)
Área (Departamento): Área Filología Inglesa (Dpto. Filolog.Inglesa y Alema.)

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