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"Nothing Can Happen Nowhere": Trauma and Place in Elizabeth Bowen's Writing

He, Qiong


Following the spatial turn in trauma studies, this thesis combines trauma theory with a theory of place to study Anglo-Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973), and her unique way of representing trauma, namely, through depiction of the geographical places of traumatic experience. There is an inseparable relationship between trauma and place in Bowen's writing. Her emphasis on place stems from her ambivalence about her own hybrid Anglo-Irish identity, giving rise to a traumatic sense of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/XBJQ-FS73
Embargoed until: 2025-06-21


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