Expanding the Notion of Trauma Narration: An Interdisciplinary Research into Post-Narrative Modes of Trauma Recovery in Transcultural Trauma Psychology and Theatre Studies

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Theatre and performance
  • Social sciences
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
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Project description

This study focuses on the blurring of the linearity between narration and trauma recovery, which forms the topic of theoretical developments in both transcultural trauma psychology and theatre studies. This interdisciplinary study develops an empirical inquiry into post-narrative modes of a postdramatic aesthetic in applied theatre, aiming to further the understanding of trauma recovery shaped by coping strategies beyond narration.