Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Foreign Languages

Reader 1

Emilie Garrigou Kempton

Reader 2

Peter Flueckiger

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2019 Daisy L Stone


In this thesis, the different aspects of trauma are discussed at length while looking at the French New Wave Film directed by Alain Resnais, Hiroshima, Mon Amour. Through this film, I discuss how language shapes testimonies of traumatic events and if this shaping of language can possibly be seen in the film itself. Furthermore, I discuss if there is merit to looking at a work of art as an accurate depiction of historical trauma.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.