HIS 350L • Trauma in Modern Europe-W
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
This course will introduce students to dominant currents within the field of trauma studies. In addition to reading Freud and other theorists, we will examine the literary, cultural, and filmic products of trauma from modern European history. Looking at responses to specific events such as revolution and war, as well as to responses to more long-term processes such as industrialization and secularization, our goal will be to determine how trauma theory might shed light on the tumultuous history of European modernity. Fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.
Short Essays: 35% Outline for final essay: 15% Final Essay: 35% Class Participation: 15%
Cathy Caruth, ed., TRAUMA: EXPLORATIONS IN MEMORY Sigmund Freud, DORA: ANALYSIS OF A CASE OF HYSTERIA Ruth Leys, TRAUMA: A GENEALOGY Virginia Woolf, TO THE LIGHTHOUSE Course Reader