The Forgetful Figure Armenian Representations of Trauma in Aá¹akÊ¿el of Tabriz and Shahan Shahnur Michael Pifer And this is why it seems to me that the kinds of antinarrative nonstories produced by literary modernism offer the only prospect for adequate representations of the kind of âunnaturalâ eventsâincluding the Holocaustâthat mark our era and distinguish it absolutely from all of the history that has come before it. âHayden White, âThe Modernist Event,â in Figural Realism: Studies in the Mimesis Effect With this we close for the present our study of figura. Our purpose was to show how on the basis of its semantic development a word may grow into a historical situation and give rise to structures that will be effective for many centuries. âErich Auerbach, âFiguraâ Nearly seventy years ago, Erich Auerbach brought figuralism into the limelight of literary studies. Breathtaking in scope, his masterful Mimesis and essay âFiguraâ ultimately posited figuralism, which gave rise to a particular mode of representing and interpreting reality, as essential for understanding the history of Western literature. Since Auerbach, numerous scholars, such as Hayden White, Robert Doran, and Hans Kellner, have explored the relationship between differ- ing concepts of the âfigureâ and
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies – University of Nebraska Press
Published: Sep 13, 2016
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