The Traumatic Imagination: Histories of Violence in Magical Realist Fiction

by Eugene Arva

About Eugene Arva

Eugene L. Arva is an independent scholar living in Germany. Prior to this, he taught for 12 years at the University of Miami. He holds a PhD in English literature and an MFA from the University of Miami. Dr. Arva’s research focuses on postmodernism, magical realism, trauma theory, and film philosophy. His previous publications include essays on James Joyce, Caribbean magical realism, the Holocaust, the ideological spectacle of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and filmic narratives such as Schindler’s List, The Truman Show, Natural Born Killers, and The Matrix. Dr. Arva has chaired panels and presented papers at several prestigious international conferences. He is also a creative writer, the author of two screenplays, All the President’s Children and Liquidators, which have won recognition in several US and international screenwriting competitions.

Dr. Arva is a member of the American Society for Aesthetics (ASA), the American Screenwriters’ Association (ASA), the Society for the Philosophic Study of Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA), and the International James Joyce Foundation (IJJF).


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