Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale
54 | Supplemento | 2018

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Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale | 54 | Supplemento | 2018

Texts in Between Action and Non-Action. Genesis, Strategies, and Outcomes of Textual Agency
Supplement

Literary Agency in the Wake of Catastrophe
The Canonization of the Literary Responses to Trauma

Veronica De Pieri
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
veronica.depieri@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/029

Submitted 11 Jul 2018
Accepted 09 Oct 2018

Abstract

Textual agency plays a fundamental role with regard to the literary production devoted to catastrophic events and the trauma they entail; it raises questions about the ethics of the disaster, as if to say the legitimacy of the literary works on the theme. The authorial commitment to bear witness to the events often clashes with the unrepresentability of the event itself: silence and discursivity are both misleading choices in the sense that the first is a real blot on History, while the latter implies to domesticate trauma in order to transpose it into literary forms. This article aims to give relevance to the therapeutic agency of the Literature of the catastrophe and in doing so, it contributes to the re-evaluation of the genre as part of the literary canon.

Keywords
Literature. Trauma. Catastrophe. Canon. Fukushima.

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De Pieri Veronica

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Literary Agency in the Wake of Catastrophe

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Journal Article

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en

dc.identifier.uri

http://doi.org/10.14277/AnnOr/2385-3042/2018/01/029

dc.description.abstract

Textual agency plays a fundamental role with regard to the literary production devoted to catastrophic events and the trauma they entail; it raises questions about the ethics of the disaster, as if to say the legitimacy of the literary works on the theme. The authorial commitment to bear witness to the events often clashes with the unrepresentability of the event itself: silence and discursivity are both misleading choices in the sense that the first is a real blot on History, while the latter implies to domesticate trauma in order to transpose it into literary forms. This article aims to give relevance to the therapeutic agency of the Literature of the catastrophe and in doing so, it contributes to the re-evaluation of the genre as part of the literary canon.

dc.relation.ispartof

Annali di Ca’ Foscari. Serie orientale

dc.relation.ispartof

Vol. 54 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-06

dc.dateAccepted

2018-07-11

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-10-09

dc.identifier.issn

1125-3789

dc.identifier.eissn

2385-3042

dc.rights

Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Literature

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Trauma

dc.subject

Catastrophe

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Canon

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Fukushima

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