Narrating gender and trauma: an introduction

Beatriz Caballero Rodriguez, Caroline Verdier

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Trauma, just like other psychosomatic concepts in medical history such as shock and stress, has been subjected to a variety of interpretations across disciplines since it emerged in the nineteenth century as a notion to capture previously undiagnosed or misdiagnosed psychological experiences and conditions which became increasingly visible in modern societies and cultures. Yet, trauma remains a highly contested term that has seen numerous redefinitions as its place in popular and medical discourse is continuingly under scrutiny.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Literature and Trauma Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • gender
  • trauma
  • literature


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