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Trauma and World Literature: Thucydides on the Ancient Athenian Epidemic: Body, Mind, Society and Trauma‎
StressPoints
Date posted: 04/1/2021
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
Thucydides, author of The History of the Peloponnesian War, is known for his compelling historical narrative and political analysis of the late fifth century (431– 404 BCE) war between Athens and Sparta. Centuries of thinkers have praised Thucydides as the first historian to be rigorous in his research—especially when compared with his predecessor Herodotus—and realistic in his analysis of power. 
Trauma and World Literature: She’s Gotta Have It
StressPoints
Date posted: 01/26/2021
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
She’s Gotta Have It, Episode 5
Written by Barry Michael Cooper
Produced and Directed by Spike Lee
First aired on Netflix November 23, 2017
Trauma and World Literature: Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
StressPoints
Date posted: 11/24/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
In these times—no, in any time—we can be grateful for the cheer of a great comic novel about a seemingly gentler world. Gibbons’ 1932 Cold Comfort Farm is just such a masterpiece.
Trauma and World Literature: Freud’s Sunday Child and the 1918 Pandemic Influenza
StressPoints
Date posted: 09/24/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts

Monday's child is fair in face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for its living,
And a child that's born on the Sabbath day,
Is fair and wise and good and gay.

Children’s Nursery Rhyme

Trauma and World Literature: On Not Being Able to Be There in this Time of Pandemic
StressPoints
Date posted: 07/30/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
Social distancing often denies people the ability to comfort, touch or even just sit with a loved one—not even for the last time. It is profoundly difficult to resist such vital human contact. As we contemplate this dilemma, there is a familiar story from Greek mythology about giving in to the ache for connection which is worth bringing to mind.
From Our Members: I’ll Be Seeing You: A Reflection in the Time of COVID-19
StressPoints
Date posted: 05/4/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
As we persevere through the coronavirus battle together, yet apart, I am reminded of a veteran patient of mine who lost his brother near the end of World War II. His poignant account of the special bond that was severed by his brother’s death inspired me to write this vignette and poem, I’ll Be Seeing You. 
Trauma and World Literature: Transforming Despair
StressPoints
Date posted: 05/4/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
As a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst, I’ve been listening to my clients’ reactions, as well as those of my family and friends, to the first couple of months of the COVID-19 crisis. Universally, people have been reacting to the “surreal” nature of this shared trauma.
Oedipus Project: Free Zoom Broadcast May 7th, 2020
Date posted: 04/26/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
Dear Fellow ISTSS Members:

I’m writing now to alert you to the upcoming May 7th free Zoom broadcast of the Oedipus Project directed by Bryan Doerries, the actor and classist whose Theater of War  (www.theaterofwar.com)  has been performed on military bases and at universities and theaters around the world with support from the U.S. Department of Defense among others. 
Trauma and World Literature: A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
StressPoints
Date posted: 04/21/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
Whenever horrors of life are portrayed as being perpetrated within a particular culture, as they are in A Woman is No Man, by Etaf Rum, there must be concern that readers outside that culture will see this to be a fair representation of that group of people as a whole.
Trauma and World Literature: Andromache’s Lament in Homer’s Iliad
StressPoints
Date posted: 04/21/2020
Topic: Trauma and the Arts
Homer’s Iliad, the first surviving piece of European literature, is an epic narrative about the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. The soldier’s obligation to his family and community, the drive for revenge, and the unbearable costs during and after war are among the themes of this epic poem, a work that was both orally composed in verse and also transmitted orally over centuries before it was finally written down and preserved for future generations.
 
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