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Authorial Narration of Photographs: Postmemory In Erika Dreifus's Short Story Collection Quiet Americans

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2015
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Postmemory is an interpretive theory that describes the relationship between the children of Holocaust survivors (Second-generation witnesses) and the trauma suffered by their parents. This thesis extends postmemory in two ways: first, postmemory is extended to include refugees who escaped the Holocaust. Thus, refugee families are situated in the three familial paradigms of Holocaust memory. Second, postmemory is extended to Third-generation witnesses (grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and refugees). Manifestations and representations of postmemory in Third-generation refugee families is demonstrated by authorial narration of photographs in third-generation refugee writer Erika Dreifus's short story collection Quiet Americans.
Title: Authorial Narration of Photographs: Postmemory In Erika Dreifus's Short Story Collection Quiet Americans.
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Name(s): Hall, Dennis Carmen, author
Berger, Alan L., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of English
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 78 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Postmemory is an interpretive theory that describes the relationship between the children of Holocaust survivors (Second-generation witnesses) and the trauma suffered by their parents. This thesis extends postmemory in two ways: first, postmemory is extended to include refugees who escaped the Holocaust. Thus, refugee families are situated in the three familial paradigms of Holocaust memory. Second, postmemory is extended to Third-generation witnesses (grandchildren of Holocaust survivors and refugees). Manifestations and representations of postmemory in Third-generation refugee families is demonstrated by authorial narration of photographs in third-generation refugee writer Erika Dreifus's short story collection Quiet Americans.
Identifier: FA00004503 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2015.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Children of Holocaust survivors -- Family relationships
Children of Holocaust survivors -- Intellectual life
Dreifus, Erika -- Quiet Americans -- Criticism and interpretation
Holocaust , Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography
Holocaust , Jewish (1939-1945) -- Influence
Holocaust , Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
Holocaust , Jewish (1939-1945) -- Psychological aspects
Photography -- Philosophy
Photography of families
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