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Title: The 'gentle shock of mild surprise' : Wordsworth's poetry as the missed experience of trauma theory
Author: Harland, Katie
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 5955
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2008
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Since the 1990s, trauma theory has occupied an important position in the field of literary criticism. This thesis looks at the writings of Geoffrey Hartman, Paul de Man and Cathy Caruth, three critics whose work has impacted on the field of trauma theory, as a means of exploring specifically how an early interest in Wordsworth s writings led them to an explicit or implicit interest in trauma and its effects. The final chapter proposes that Wordsworth's poetry has a unique capacity to convey the aspects of trauma that theoretical language cannot express.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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