Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Myriam J. A. Chancy
© 2017 Keely M. Shinners
This thesis explores South African author K Sello Duiker's The Quiet Violence of Dreams (2001) as a narration of personal and national trauma. This narration of trauma, as a disruption of the past in the present, provides insight to an imagination of recursive temporality. Through the temporal insights trauma introduces, it understands a shared history which is outside of modern, linear progression, a history which is always happening, not needing to prove itself but begging to be witnessed. It is this imagination of a collective, recursive history which translates, in the text, towards a decidedly decolonial witnessing.
Shinners, Keely, "On Trauma, or, How To Bear Witness to the Quiet Violence of Dreams" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1104.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.