Narratives of Trauma and the Question of Ethics
Contents Acknowledgements vii Martin Modlinger and Philipp Sonntag Introduction: Other People’s Pain – Narratives of Trauma and the Question of Ethics 1 Colin Davis Trauma and Ethics: Telling the Other’s Story 19 Aleida Assmann From Collective Violence to a Common Future: Four Models for Dealing with a Traumatic Past 43 Susannah Radstone Trauma Studies: Contexts, Politics, Ethics 63 María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro Narrating the Holocaust and its Legacy: The Complexities of Identity, Trauma and Representation in Art Spiegelman’s Maus 91 Bettina Bannasch Zero – A Gaping Mouth: The Discourse of the Camps in Herta Müller’s Atemschaukel between Literary Theory and Political Philosophy 115 Hubert Zapf Trauma, Narrative and Ethics in Recent American Fiction 145 vi Rudolf Freiburg Trauma as Normalcy: Pain in Philip Roth’s The Human Stain 169 Susana Onega Trauma, Shame and Ethical Responsibility for the Death of the Other in J. M. Coetzee’s Waiting for the Barbarians 201 Notes on Contributors 237 Index 241
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