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English 112: Week 5 Notes

by: Megan Zahn

English 112: Week 5 Notes ENG 112

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These notes cover trauma and testimony.
Thinking Through Literature
Cara Hersh
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Megan Zahn on Wednesday October 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ENG 112 at University of Portland taught by Cara Hersh in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 5 views. For similar materials see Thinking Through Literature in English at University of Portland.


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Date Created: 10/19/16
English 112: Thinking Through Literature: #5 Trauma: Lingers, it is not something you experience and then move on from Can be on a political or large scale o Like war, seeing other people have physical trauma Domestic abuse o Private scale Head trauma Aftershock – lingering Experiencing loss Wounds Testimony:  Connection between trauma and stories that people tell  Explanation of the trauma  Dealing with trauma by talking about it → Social media → Court system → Non profit organization are created because something happened to someone → Therapy → Art → Confession → Daytime talk shows (like Ellen, Oprah, etc)  They are SHARING  Benefits of testifying to trauma → Creates awareness  Allows others to heal themselves, see stages, creates community → Prevention of future instances  Changes the culture around it → Speech therapy can be very healing  Power of words → Relieves the stress/pain  Gets it off your chest  Sharing is a releasing moment → Justice, equality leads you to closure, support system → Testimony through language  Drawbacks/limits to testifying to trauma: → Aestheticizes trauma  Want to capture the ugliness of trauma  Stories repackage trauma and makes it more beautiful → No closure → Ambiguity of trauma → Questions who the testimony is for? → Violence  Testimony could generate violence → Every time you talk about it, does it recreate more trauma? → Connection between the body and testimony?


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