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Abstract

Interpreting “Easter, 1916” in light of Trauma Studies may at first appear to be an unpromising enterprise. The latter is an interdisciplinary field, the foundations of which have been embattled and shifting over the last few decades. Although the focus on a psychological “wound” and its aftermath is a common denominator, different inflections of trauma theory have developed, dependent not only upon the disciplinary affliation of its theorists but also their nationality and choice of historical context.

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