Representing 9/11: Trauma, Ideology, And Nationalism In Literature, Film, And Television by Paul PetrovicRepresenting 9/11: Trauma, Ideology, And Nationalism In Literature, Film, And Television by Paul Petrovic

Representing 9/11: Trauma, Ideology, And Nationalism In Literature, Film, And Television

EditorPaul Petrovic

Hardcover | June 17, 2015

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This diverse collection of essays analyzes popular culture texts-including novel, films, and television shows-that demonstrate a variety of attitudes in the wake of the September 11 , 2001 attacks. The works reflect not just the early nationalist attitudes under President George W. Bush's administration, but records new ambivalences that are exhibited in contemporary literature and media. Committed to deepening the representation of post-9/11 texts and featuring disparate perspectives, this collection of essays situates the significance of where post-9/11 literature and media is today.
Paul Petrovic teaches at the University of Tulsa. His work has been published in Critique, Studies in American Naturalism, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and in the collection Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore: Critical Essays on the Graphic Novels (2012).
Title:Representing 9/11: Trauma, Ideology, And Nationalism In Literature, Film, And TelevisionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.27 × 6.38 × 0.85 inPublished:June 17, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Paul PetrovicCOUNTER-REACTIONS AGAINST REALISM:Chapter 1: Jess Walter's The Zero: Satirizing the 'Desert of the Real'Marjorie WorthingtonChapter 2: Memorializing Post-9/11 New York in Jonathan Lethem's Chronic CityJeffrey SeversChapter 3: Never Give a Good Politician Time to Pray: Stephen King's Treatment of Political Power and Community Involvement in Under the Dome Tamara WatkinsChapter 4: Which Came First; Zombies or the Plague?: Colson Whitehead's Zone One as Post-9/11 AllegoryAnne CanavanChapter 5: A Eulogy of the Urban Superhero: The Everyday Destruction of Space in the Superhero FilmJames M. GilmorePERCEPTION, IDEOLOGY AND COMMUNITY:Chapter 6: Paucity of Imagination: Stereotypes, Public Debates, and the Limits of Ideology in Amy Waldman's The Submission Amir KhademChapter 7: Strangers in a Homeland: Veterans and "Innocensus" in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and The Yellow BirdsDamon BartaChapter 8: "Our New Customer is the Bush Administration?": Questioning Cultural Identity and Governmental Surveillance in Allegra Goodman's The Cookbook CollectorPaul PetrovicChapter 9: "I'm the Motherfucker Who Found This Place": Locating Post-bin Laden America in Zero Dark Thirty Lloyd Isaac VayoFrom 24 to Homeland: the Shift in America's Perception of Terrorism-Deborah PlessMASCULINITY, MARGINALIZATION, MELANCHOLY, AND HYPER-PROTECTION:Chapter 10: The Danger that Keeps Knocking: Representations of Post-9/11 Masculinity in Vince Gilligan's Breaking BadShana KraynakChapter 11: Post-Closet and Post-9/11: The Bromantic Imagination of Disaster in This Is the End and I'm So Excited!Ken FeilChapter 12: The Human Barnyard: Rhetoric, Identification, and Symbolic Representation in Giannina Braschi's United States of BananaElizabeth LowryChapter 13: The Pain and Prison of Post-9/11 Parenting in Jonathan Franzen's Freedom Megan CannellaChapter 14: How to Get to 9/11: Teju Cole's Melancholic FictionAriela Freedman Chapter 15: Poetic Responses to 9/11 and Adrienne Rich's "The School Among the Ruins"Lin KnutsonINTERNATIONAL RESPONSES:Chapter 16: 'Some sense of Bridge-making': Exploring the Relationship between America and Pakistan in Moshin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Mira Nair's Film AdaptationLaura FindlayChapter 17: Haunting Cartographies: Mapping the Aftermath in Joachim Trier's Olso, 31st AugustDanica van de VeldeIndexAbout the Contributors