Date of Award
College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences, English and Literary Arts
Billy J. Stratton
Literature, War literature, Cognitive literary studies
This project seeks to identify methods authors have used to integrate their traumatic experiences. My work will analyze the genre of War Literature and specific authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and Kurt Vonnegut to explore the way writers describe the trauma of combat. Using insights from neuroscience and psychology, I will expand the field of Cognitive Literary Studies from a focus on the reader to a focus on the writer by linking neurological functions with narrative tools.
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Daniel A. Castle
Received from ProQuest
Castle, Daniel A., "The Words. Or Holes. Or Both: Writing as an Integrative Methodology for Trauma" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2270.