Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies

‘Around the sky’: The Memory of Trauma in Deirdre Madden’s One by One in the Darkness by Rebecca Long

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Rebecca Long

University of Dublin (Trinity College) 

 

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‘Around the sky’: The Memory of Trauma in Deirdre Madden’s One by One in the Darkness


One by One in the Darkness is a meditation on the phenomenon of memory and trauma, chronicling a week in the lives of three sisters shortly before the beginning of the IRA ceasefire in 1994. The contemporary narrative is interspersed by flashbacks of the sisters’ childhood and by examining these memory flashbacks, this paper explores the dialectic between the memory of trauma and the construction of identity, both in a personal and national context. In examining the relationship between the narrative of a family and the history of a society, this paper uses the experience of trauma as a lens through which to illuminate the nature of personal and societal memory and to explore the possibility of healing through memorialization.

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