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#25: Trauma

Monday, April 6, 2015

Since its inception, psychology has struggled with understanding and treating trauma. Freud was one of the first to become particularly interested in trauma in the wake of World War I, observing the psychological illness present in veterans returning home. The overwhelming experiences of intense dread and horror the soldiers endured created invisible scars, and he […]

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Failing to Get It: Feminist Chickens, a Hebrew Asparagus, and a Halberstamian Political Theology

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By reading the book of Jonah along with Jack Halberstam’s Queer Art of Failure this piece asks what questions a political theology written from the side and through the affects of failures might pose and face.

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Special Issue: Jack Halberstam’s The Queer Art of Failure

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

At critical moments in the history of Christianity, it is the outsiders, rather than people of faith and the theologians who study that faith, who seem best equipped to tell us the truth about who we are. By all indications, Jack Halberstam’s The Queer Art of Failure is not directly interested in religion, theology, or  […]

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? Theodicy, Trauma, and Divine Love

Monday, July 27, 2015

Is God’s love of any material benefit to trauma survivors, particularly to survivors of sexualized violence?

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A Story of Stars and Violence

Monday, July 20, 2015

A story of a student waking up to the genocidal conquest that founded her country and the contemporary reenactments of this violence.

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A Birdman Habitat: Heroics and the Mundane

Monday, July 13, 2015

A character study examining the human desire for permanence and importance apart from normative life in Birdman.

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