Conclusion [Trauma and Public Memory]
The gap between the individual’s experience of trauma in the world and the ways in which that trauma is taken up as part of the memory of a wider public is a hard one to close and a fraught thing to ignore. The difficulties in examining this tension can be traced to the methodological and theoretical challenges of an inter-disciplinary set of knowledges that struggle to understand memory as a broader social phenomenon and trauma as an encounter with harm that is implicated in a wider set of social and political contingencies.
Trauma and Public Memory
Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)