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Jennifer Yusin


Melancholia and the Possibility of a Geopolitics of Mourning

[Cover of Nouri Gana,

Nouri Gana, Signifying Loss: Toward a Poetics of Narrative Mourning. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011. In the preface to his recent book, Signifying Loss, Nouri Gana argues that “[i]n a world marked by the swift and sanitized infliction of loss and suffering, especially as a result of the insidious banalization of global warfare and everyday violence,” “signifying loss is crucial to adjusting to a persistently mutating and alienating reality and, simultaneously, ...

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Jennifer Yusin


Jennifer Yusin is an assistant professor of English in the Department of English and Philosophy at Drexel University. Her research focuses upon psychoanalysis, trauma theory, and literary theory in postcolonial studies. Her current book project undertakes an analysis of notions of time and difference in trauma in varying postcolonial contexts. Her writings may be found in The Journal of Contemporary Literature, Social Semiotics, and Thesis Eleven, among others.