In Encounters with the Real in Contemporary Italian Literature and Cinema, edited by Loredana Di Martino and Pasquale Verdicchio, 69–95. ... “Beyond the Wasteland: An Ecocritical Reading of Modernist Trauma Literature.
Author: Alberto Baracco
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Social Science
This volume offers new approaches to considering Italy’s traumatic experiences through a wide array of media, including film, documentaries, docufiction, websites, YouTube videos, advertisements, newspapers, and literature, that have not yet been fully analyzed. It looks at the trauma inflicted on Italians not, simply, as national or cultural traumas but, rather, as the creation/identification of subnational and transnational communities shaped by these trauma cases. The term “subnational”, or “transnational”, community is used mostly in reference to human beings, as they form those communities; however, they are also connected to a specific place, namely Italy. In addition, whereas “things” cannot become traumatized, this book also considers “living things,” such as the environment and the nature, which may create further trauma(s) for people.