Abstract

abstract:

The title of Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely beside Ourselves evokes the uncanny, in which the subject experiences a division of self, a doubling that is simultaneously familiar and strange. Trauma and memory theories provide insight into Rosemary’s attempts to excavate her past through narrative as she uses language to move from melancholy to mourning, from acting out to working through, from a position of homelessness and disorientation to an acceptance of responsibility and subjectivity by allowing the uncanny to challenge perceptions of past and present and self and other.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-7303
Print ISSN
0040-4691
Pages
pp. 372-396
Launched on MUSE
2018-08-28
Open Access
No
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