Trauma and Narrative in The Uninvited

Xiaoxia LUO


Due to the incomprehensibility of trauma and its consequent devastating results on trauma victims, there are debates on the possibility of narrating trauma. But by fiction, what cannot be represented by conventional historical, cultural and autobiographical narrative can be represented. This article approaches the film The Uninvited from the prospective of trauma and narrative studies. Taking the film, The Uninvited as a literary text, this article examines how the film mirrors the mind of trauma victims and how the trauma narrative was presented by literary devices such as internal focalization, intertextuality, ghost, flashbacks, etc.


Trauma; Narrative; The Uninvited

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