Silence of the 7th floor : narratives of traumatic experience

Casey, Adam. 2006, Silence of the 7th floor : narratives of traumatic experience, Ph.D. thesis, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.

Title Silence of the 7th floor : narratives of traumatic experience
Author Casey, Adam.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Communication and Creative Arts
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Casey, Adam - Criticism and interpretation
Australian fiction - 21st century
Trauma - Fiction
Psychic trauma in literature
Summary This thesis explored the conundrum of the trauma narrative requiring a suspension of disbelief from the reader, whilst simultaneously being acknowledged as bona fide truth. This paradox was examined via the identification of common themes and writerly techniques used in both trauma testimony and trauma novels.
Notes Degree conferred 2009.
Language eng
Description of original [iv], 258 leaves ; 30 cm.
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