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Felman, S. (1991). Education and Crisis, or the Vicissitudes of Teaching. Am. Imago, 48(1):13-73.

(1991). American Imago, 48(1):13-73

Education and Crisis, or the Vicissitudes of Teaching

Shoshana Felman

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Trauma and Pedagogy

Is there a relation between crisis and the very enterprise of education? To put the question even more audaciously and sharply: Is there a relation between trauma and pedagogy? In a post-traumatic century, a century that has survived unthinkable historical catastrophes, is there anything that we have learned or that we should learn about education, that we did not know before? Can trauma instruct pedagogy, and can pedagogy shed light on the mystery of trauma? Can the task of teaching be instructed by the clinical experience, and can the clinical experience be instructed, on the other hand, by the task of teaching?

Psychoanalysis, as well as other disciplines of human mental welfare, proceed by taking testimonies from their patients.

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