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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Allyson
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-12T17:19:35Z
dc.date.available2018-02-12T17:19:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-12
dc.date.submitted26-JAN-2018 01:52PM
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621732
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 19th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conferenceen
dc.description.abstractThis project explores the validity of faith, specifically Christianity, as a coping mechanism for those suffering from PTSD. Rather than solely looking at the scientific side of this topic, I will use two works of fiction to represent the cultural attitudes toward Christianity as it relates to PTSD.The selected works are Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.I chose to approach the topic this way because works of art, including fictional writings, tend to reflect the state of society in which the author lived. By incorporating context from the cultural and medical knowledge of PTSD at the time the books were written, events in the author's lives, and events in the world at the time the authors were writing their books, I will explorewhether a return to faith as a coping mechanism can be an effective strategy for the modernindividual struggling with PTSD.
dc.subjectreligionen
dc.subjectPTSDen
dc.subjectliteratureen
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Christianity and PTSD Shown Through 19th- and 20th-Century Literatureen
dc.typePoster Presentationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English and Foreign Languagesen
dc.contributor.sponsorDr. Lee Anna Maynarden
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of English and Foreign Languagesen
dc.contributor.affiliationAugusta Universityen
html.description.abstractThis project explores the validity of faith, specifically Christianity, as a coping mechanism for those suffering from PTSD. Rather than solely looking at the scientific side of this topic, I will use two works of fiction to represent the cultural attitudes toward Christianity as it relates to PTSD.The selected works are Les Misérables by Victor Hugo and The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.I chose to approach the topic this way because works of art, including fictional writings, tend to reflect the state of society in which the author lived. By incorporating context from the cultural and medical knowledge of PTSD at the time the books were written, events in the author's lives, and events in the world at the time the authors were writing their books, I will explorewhether a return to faith as a coping mechanism can be an effective strategy for the modernindividual struggling with PTSD.


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