This study seeks to describe what I term the ethics of haunting, as related to trauma and memory, by analyzing Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo. It does not claim to be representative of ghosts and haunting as a whole, but more specifically to illustrate various manners in which the return of the ghost and its subsequent haunting are motivated by an ethics of memory in Rulfo's novel. Within this framework I explore remembrance as a medium of exchange between the living and the dead, haunting as a method by which gaps in the historical archive can be filled, and the psychoanalytic notion of incorporation as way to remember the ghost.
College and Department
Humanities; Spanish and Portuguese
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Cluff, Benjamin, "Remembering the Ghost: Pedro Páramo and the Ethics of Haunting" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 1936.
Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo, Ghosts, Haunting, Ethics