English: 399-101 – Trauma Narratives

Literature and writing course examines narration of traumatic events
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June 20, 2014

English: 399-101: Trauma Narratives

Shenandoah University (Va.)

Taught by Michelle Brown, assistant professor of English in world literatures

“Trauma Narratives is a hybrid creative writing and literature course. We will study fictional and autobiographical traumatic narratives from around the world, and trauma theory to understand why and how traumatic experiences are artistically narrated. Simultaneously, students will participate in a series of writing workshops to produce their own fictional and/or autobiographical traumatic narratives.”