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(Un)Speakable (Hi-)Stories in Anna Kim's "Frozen Time"


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Poljak, Martina. (2012). (Un)Speakable (Hi-)Stories in Anna Kim's "Frozen Time". Zagreber germanistische Beiträge : Jahrbuch für Literatur- und Sprachwissenschaft, 21(1). pp. 165-180. ISSN 1330-0946

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The following article analyzes the problem of narrating an identity disintegrating under the influence of a traumatic history in Anna Kim’s novel "Frozen Time". Based on Kim’s “poetics of the Other” which explores the literary potential of transcultural experience in the representation of war and trauma, the article focuses on the (im)possibility to represent war victims and their borderline status in opposition to that of survivors. In this respect, the ability to narrate one’s own traumatic history proves to be endangered both by the stringent framework of traditional, integrative narratives as well as by the paralyzing influence which the attempt to bear witness to the trauma of the Other exerts on one’s own self.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anna Kim; narrative identity; trauma; crisis of representation
Subjects: German language and literature
Departments: Department of German Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2018 08:17
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2018 08:17

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