Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Traces of WarInterpreting Ethics and Trauma in Twentieth-Century French Writing$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Colin Davis

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781786940421

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781786940421.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 05 April 2020

Traumatic Hermeneutics

Traumatic Hermeneutics

Reading and Overreading the Pain of Others

(p.29) Chapter Two Traumatic Hermeneutics
Traces of War

Colin Davis

Liverpool University Press

The chapter develops the notion of ‘traumatic hermeneutics’, which focusses on the problems of interpretation raised by trauma and traumatized writing, when the signs of pain may be far removed from the manifest material available to the interpreter. The chapter considers work in psychoanalysis and neuroscience, and also texts by survivors Semprun and Delbo, to demonstrate the inevitable risks and potential gains of interpretation when faced with texts which reveal or conceal trauma.

Keywords:   trauma studies, hermeneutics, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, Delbo, Semprun

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.