(In)sane Dissolution of Illusion: Trauma, Boundary, and Recovery in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway

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dc.contributor.advisor Finley, C. Stephen en_US McDonald, Jessica J. en_US 2007-02-28T20:24:59Z 2007-02-28T20:24:59Z 2006 en_US
dc.description.abstract Using Freudian psychoanalysis and trauma theory to read Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway as a text of recovery battling the trauma of the Great War, this essay examines Woolf's characterization of Septimus as a victim of shell-shock and his liminal position within society. Figuring prominently in this analysis are the shifting of temporalities and the elimination of boundaries, ultimately allowing the simultaneous blurring and juxtaposition of Septimus and Clarissa to create a collective testament to the egregious error of presumed immunity to war. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of English en_US
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dc.subject.lcsh War in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war
dc.subject.lcsh Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941. Mrs. Dalloway
dc.title (In)sane Dissolution of Illusion: Trauma, Boundary, and Recovery in Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US

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