Roy Scranton

Roy Scranton is the author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization and the novel War Porn. He teaches at the University of Notre Dame.


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The Trauma Hero: From Wilfred Owen to “Redeployment” and “American Sniper”

“Yet when the trauma hero myth is taken as representing the ultimate truth of more than a decade of global aggression, as in it does in American Sniper, we allow the psychological suffering endured by those we sent to kill for us displace and erase the innocents killed in our name. As in Klay’s story, the real victims of American political violence disappear under a load of shit.”...

The Trauma Hero: From Wilfred Owen to “Redeployment” and “American Sniper”
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