Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, Mykolaiv.
Presentation title: The Holocaust Trauma and Autobiographism in Ida Fink’s and Charlotte Delbo’s Stories
CV: My name is Anastasiia Mikhieieva. I am a teacher and PhD student of the Philology Department at Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. The topic of my dissertation is "Trauma and Temporality in Women's Holocaust literature of the First Generation". My scientific interests include: the impact of the Holocaust on the formation of identity and the category of time in literaure. Moreover' I am involved in other scientific projects connected to Holocaust history, memoralization and post-traumatic disorders caused by military conflicts.
Abstract: The research is based on a study of short stories collections by Israeli writer Ida Fink’s, All the Stories, and French writer Charlotte Delbo’s, Auschwitz and After, to reflect the impact of the Holocaust on autobiographical elements in their work. The authors are representatives of the first generation of Holocaust survivors, which means that the genocide of Jews during World War II was a personal traumatic experience for them. Since autobiography has been considered a documentary genre with its own peculiarities, works on the Holocaust were seen as historical evidence of this event. Under the influence of trauma, the genre of autobiography can be modified in the literary text in such a way that the line between autobiography and fiction is blurred. Ida Fink and Charlotte Delbo write short stories with fictional narrators, but all the situations are certainly the experience of the writers themselves, who turn to the autofiction and conventions of F. Lejeune's "autobiographical pact". The aim of the study is to definethe peculiarities of the autobiographical genre, analyze its functions in the Holocaust literature and identify poetic elements of autobiography.