Revisiting Trauma: Wounds Seen and Unseen in Canadian and Indian Prison Narratives

International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

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Title Revisiting Trauma: Wounds Seen and Unseen in Canadian and Indian Prison Narratives
 
Creator Dalal, Lavanya
 
Subject Prison Experience; Trauma; Sexual Abuse; Violence; Incarceration
 
Description Trauma Studies and Prison Narratives have emerged over the past few decades as the most significant fields in the humanities. There has been a significant discussion regarding the psychological effects of incarceration; however, literature examining prison as a site of trauma is unusual. Focusing on Iftikhar Gilani's My Days in Prison (2005) and Yvonne Johnson and Rudy Wiebe's Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman (1998), the article analyzes how prison narratives represent prison as a violent space that inflicts trauma in its characters. These prison narratives represent Yvonne Johnson, the prisoner in Stolen Life, and Gilani as victims of acute psychological trauma faced due to the sheer viciousness of the prison system. The article also concentrates on how the prison experience is both similar and different in Canada and India.
 
 
 
Publisher Baynoon Centre for Studies and Development
 
Date 2021-04-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://bcsdjournals.com/index.php/ijecls/article/view/203
10.47631/ijecls.v2i3.203
 
Source International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies ; Vol. 2 No. 3 (2021): International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies; 16-30
2709-7390
2709-4952
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://bcsdjournals.com/index.php/ijecls/article/view/203/108
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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