Abstract/Details

Fatal light: Poetry, theory and the Holocaust

Strudensky, Andrea Lynn. 
 University of Calgary (Canada) ProQuest Dissertations Publishing,  2003. MQ87440.

Abstract (summary)

Fatal Light: Poetry, Theory and the Holocaust is a creative and critical thesis examining issues of narrative and representation concerning the Holocaust. James E. Young's idea that the historicity of the Holocaust is inextricably tied to its narrations becomes the springboard in which to launch an argument for a critical analysis of emotive responses and poetic narrations as methods of inquiry. Raymond Williams's structure of feeling theory provides a theoretical framework for exploration into how emotive articulation shapes and is shaped by the lived experience of trauma. The works of Imre Kertész and Jean Améry are cited to highlight the necessity of seeing the connection between daily life and the extremity of genocide.

The poems, entitled Hollow Articulations, enact the trauma of disjunction and the impact of Holocaust memory on the psyche of two people born years after the war as they navigate the reality of an “after-Auschwitz” existence.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Literature;
Canadian literature
Classification
0298: Modern literature
0352: Canadian literature
0203: Creative writing
0507: Holocaust Studies
Identifier / keyword
Language, literature and linguistics; with Original writing
Title
Fatal light: Poetry, theory and the Holocaust
Author
Strudensky, Andrea Lynn
Number of pages
107
Degree date
2003
School code
0026
Source
MAI 42/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
978-0-612-87440-4
Advisor
Wah, Fred
University/institution
University of Calgary (Canada)
University location
Canada
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
MQ87440
ProQuest document ID
305346822
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/305346822/fulltextPDF