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Using Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation and Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Secret History of Costaguana, this book asks you to serve as the jury on euro-modernism, specifically the canonical texts Camus’s The Stranger and Conrad’s Nostromo. The book reveals the extent to which euro-modernist aesthetics was culpable in rationalising colonialism.
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This book reads the Joseph novella alongside contemporary trauma novels in order to analyze the loss of the assumptive world of the writer and readers of the Joseph novella. In turn, it re-thinks trauma theory in light of the “religious,” understood as the belief in and relationship to a God who orders the universe. Thus, this book argues that when we read the Joseph novella alongside contemporary trauma novels, we see a story written by people trying to reconstruct their assumptive world after the shattering of their old one, highlighting the significance of the religious dimension in trauma theory.
This book makes the attempt to wed reason and the poetic. The tool for this attempt is Rational Poetic Experimentalism (RPE), which is introduced and explored in this book. According to RPE, it makes sense to look for poetic elements in human reality (including reason), outside of the realm of imaginative literature. Provocatively, RPE contends that philosophy’s search for truth has not been a great success so far. So, why not experiment with philosophical concepts and look for thought-provoking ideas by employing the principles of RPE, instead of fruitlessly searching for truths using conventional methods?
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This paper gives a trauma reading of Krapp’s Last Tape. While Krapp’s inability to let go the past and his desolate lifestyle demonstrate a clear symptom of melancholia, he is unable to articulate what exactly has traumatized him nor can he mourn properly for the losses. As a result, he entombs the trauma inside of him and this hidden crypt ghosts him with obsessive or compulsive behaviors. Unaddressed trauma not only withdraws Krapp from life and others but also fragments his self into warring pieces, leaving him suffer endlessly without closure. Through Krapp’s monologue of omission, evasion, and understatement, Beckett has successfully staged a trauma via absence rather than presence.

In: Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
In: The Poetic of Reason: Introducing Rational Poetic Experimentalism
In: The Poetic of Reason: Introducing Rational Poetic Experimentalism
In: The Poetic of Reason: Introducing Rational Poetic Experimentalism
In: The Poetic of Reason: Introducing Rational Poetic Experimentalism
In: The Poetic of Reason: Introducing Rational Poetic Experimentalism
In: The Poetic of Reason: Introducing Rational Poetic Experimentalism