Collective Trauma and Its Narrative Techniques. Julie Otsuka’s "When the Emperor Was Divine" and "The Buddha in the Attic"


Term Paper (Advanced seminar), 2020

26 Pages, Grade: 2.0


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Table of Contents

0. Introduction

1. Collective Trauma and Its Narrative Techniques

2. Textual Analysis: When the Emperor was Divine and The Buddha in the Attic
2.1. Narrative Perspective(s)
2.1.1. The Communal Voice
2.1.2. The Oppositional Us. Vs. Them Dichotomy
2.1.3. The Role of the Narrattee
2.2. Discourse
2.2.1. Selective Individualization
2.2.2. Intermediality and Intertextuality
2.2.3. Tone
2.2.4. Time
2.3. Story
2.3.1. Figures

3. Trauma Symptoms: Amnesia, Denial, Dissociation and Loss of Identity

4. Conclusion

5. Works Cited

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Title
Collective Trauma and Its Narrative Techniques. Julie Otsuka’s "When the Emperor Was Divine" and "The Buddha in the Attic"
College
University of Freiburg  (Englisches Seminar)
Grade
2.0
Author
Year
2020
Pages
26
Catalog Number
V1030973
ISBN (eBook)
9783346432650
ISBN (Book)
9783346432667
Language
English
Keywords
collective, trauma, narrative, techniques, julie, otsuka’s, when, emperor, divine, buddha, attic
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Marnie Hensler (Author), 2020, Collective Trauma and Its Narrative Techniques. Julie Otsuka’s "When the Emperor Was Divine" and "The Buddha in the Attic", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1030973

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