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  • Students of the Master's Degree in Advanced English Studies

This course aims to study the way in which North-American writers from the 20th and 21th centuries have exploited some of the most traumatic events in American history and how the resulting narrative nations have clashed. In this manner, issues such as the effects of legal exclusion and discrimination suffered by different ethnic communities (Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and Hispanics, among others) will be analysed, as well as the consequences of post 9/11 history, using the concept of trauma, developed by theorists such as Sigmund Freud, Cathy Caruth, Dominick Lacapra, y Shoshana Felman, among many others, as a starting point. The texts will be studied taking into consideration the historical, political and cultural contexts in which they arose, as well as the narrative techniques used by their authors to fight against, and recreate, these representations of a traumatic history and memories.

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