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Homo narrans and the “indescribability” of the post-COVID syndrome: Fear, pain and suffering in COVID-19 convalescents in Croatia


Marković, Jelena
Homo narrans and the “indescribability” of the post-COVID syndrome: Fear, pain and suffering in COVID-19 convalescents in Croatia // Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic
Regensburg, 2022. str. 15-15 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
Homo narrans and the “indescribability” of the post-COVID syndrome: Fear, pain and suffering in COVID-19 convalescents in Croatia

Autori
Marković, Jelena

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic / - Regensburg, 2022, 15-15

Skup
Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic

Mjesto i datum
Regensburg, Njemačka, 19.-21.05.2022

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Predavanje

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
COVID-19, post-COVID, pain, fear

Sažetak
Since the start of the pandemic Croatian media sporadically reported testimonies of mainly public figures who have survived the coronavirus infection. Their reports on the illness were the first publicly available accounts of the experience, while most people hadn’t yet encountered it. The symptoms of the disease which was experientially unknown, often “indescribable” and “inconceivable” to the majority, gained its narrative stronghold, its paradigmatic examples and “constructed” expectations, fostered and directed fears. Over the course of time the public became familiar with the disease’s many symptoms and it became experientially recognizable, its symptoms, specific sensations and course became more available to language. As there exists an increasing number of people who recovered from the infection, the story of its course is on the one hand differentiated through many diverse experiences (from the mild, barely noticeable changes to dramatic and fatal outcomes), and on the other universalized as an illness which has but one rule - there are no rules. This narrative makes it “frightening”, but also gives one hope that her experiences will not be that “terrible”. Only recently in the media and everyday communication narrative reports and testimonies of the so-called long COVID or post-COVID syndrome started appearing. This syndrome is recorded in people with the history of severe illness, but also in those with mild symptoms. Media also report on research about the consequences of the illness. It is certain that the pandemic, even once it is over, will leave behind a large number of people with impaired health, a changed perception of self, one’s strength, life energy, possibilities, etc. Presently, this syndrome is mainly a medical “unknown”. In everyday communication it is narratively shaped into a string of personal narratives about symptoms and is described, both among medical experts and convalescents, as an “indescribable”, “surreal”, “bizarre”, “frightening” experience, an experience of long duration, unpredictable course, unknown causes, that evades language and the hitherto familiar symptomatology and descriptions of pain, weakness or suffering. The goal of this presentation is the (auto)ethnographic analysis of the language used to communicate the so-called long COVID or post-COVID syndrome, its cultural meanings reflected in the communication of patients and medical doctors, the narratological specificities of the stories relating the experience of the syndrome that causes physical and mental pain and suffering, as well as its social consequences.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Etnologija i antropologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove:
Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, Zagreb

Profili:

Avatar Url Jelena Marković (autor)


Citiraj ovu publikaciju:

Marković, Jelena
Homo narrans and the “indescribability” of the post-COVID syndrome: Fear, pain and suffering in COVID-19 convalescents in Croatia // Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic
Regensburg, 2022. str. 15-15 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)
Marković, J. (2022) Homo narrans and the “indescribability” of the post-COVID syndrome: Fear, pain and suffering in COVID-19 convalescents in Croatia. U: Crisis Narratives and the Pandemic.
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