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"In Bitter Safety I Awake": the classics as traumatic experience

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"In Bitter Safety I Awake": the classics as traumatic experience
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Christy
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Kathrine
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1992-
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Kathrine Christy
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Fiske
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Shanyn Fiske
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Rutgers University
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Camden Graduate School
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Multiple colleges in recent years have experienced an outbreak of student protest against teaching ancient Greek and Roman texts. The objections frame the texts as too traumatic for students to experience. In this thesis I explore how Classicists and others in the wider culture are responding to such objections, as well as what such objections suggest about how our culture confronts (or does not confront) the traumatic experience of reading a text. Drawing on Sebastian Junger’s Tribe, as well as Harold Bloom’s Map of Misreading, I argue that the popular oversimplification of the trauma offered by Homer or Ovid is in fact an attempt to access the emotional experience offered by such texts, and that such texts can in fact fulfill a function of providing meaning through the traumatic experience of reading that they offer, and that the intense responses to such texts prove their continuing relevance and their necessity. I argue also that such texts can be immensely helpful in the processing of real-world trauma.
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Classics
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English
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Canon (Literature) -- Explication
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Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Social aspects
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Homer -- Odyssey -- Translations
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ETD graduate
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Kathrine
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