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Through this project I study literary representations of the experiences of migration that reveal intergenerational traumas that are a result of migration. By analyzing the haunting persistence of trauma and the ethical implications of representing it in several literary works, my analyses present the intergenerational impact of dealing with migration. I analyze works such as Antígona González by Sara Uribe, Are you bringing something from Mexico? by Daimary Sanches Moreno, and Migrante 72 by Alma Guillermoprieto, among others. In examining these texts, I investigate how authors represent traumas such as violence experienced at the border and through the process of migration, the loss and sacrifices that come with migrating, the grappling with absence and closure, and the struggle to maintain cultural connections are all examples of what I research in my analysis of these literary texts.

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The Ethical Representations of Intergenerational Migration Traumas

Through this project I study literary representations of the experiences of migration that reveal intergenerational traumas that are a result of migration. By analyzing the haunting persistence of trauma and the ethical implications of representing it in several literary works, my analyses present the intergenerational impact of dealing with migration. I analyze works such as Antígona González by Sara Uribe, Are you bringing something from Mexico? by Daimary Sanches Moreno, and Migrante 72 by Alma Guillermoprieto, among others. In examining these texts, I investigate how authors represent traumas such as violence experienced at the border and through the process of migration, the loss and sacrifices that come with migrating, the grappling with absence and closure, and the struggle to maintain cultural connections are all examples of what I research in my analysis of these literary texts.

 

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