The Impact of 9/11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment: The Day that Changed Everything?

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

EditorMatthew J. MorganForeword byRory Stewart

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The Impact of 9-11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment is the fourth volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? edited by Matthew J. Morgan.  The series brings together from a broad spectrum of disciplines the leading thinkers of our time to reflect on one of the most significant events of our time.  Contributors include PJ Crowley, Mel Dubnick, Nancy Snow, Michèle Cloonan, and other leading scholars.

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The Impact of 9-11 on the Media, Arts, and Entertainment is the fourth volume of the six-volume series The Day that Changed Everything? edited by Matthew J. Morgan.  The series brings together from a broad spectrum of disciplines the leading thinkers of our time to reflect on one of the most significant events of our time.  Contributor...

Matthew J. Morgan is Director of the Business Systems Analyst Group at Starwood Hotels. He has served in a variety of teaching appointments at various institutions, including Assistant Professor of Government at Bentley College, Lecturer of Organizational and Political Communications at Emerson College, and others. Morgan is a graduat...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230608418

ISBN - 13:9780230608412

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Foreword, Rory Stewart * Section I: New Narratives and the Media * Chapter 1 Aggressive Action in Search of a Dominant Narrative, Mel Dubnick, Dorothy F. Olshfski, and Kathe Callahan * Chapter 2 9/11 and the Social Construction of a National Narrative, Richard Jackson * Chapter 3 Battle of Narratives: The Real Central Front against al Qaeda, P.J. Crowley * Chapter 4 Islamic Terrorism: The Red Menace of the 21st Century, Krista Wiegand * Chapter 5 Searching for the Public in a Time of Endless War, James F. Tracy * Chapter 6 The Resurgence of U.S. Public Diplomacy after 9/11, Nancy Snow * Chapter 7       Leaving the Cave: Government, the Media and the Information Age,        Donald Bobiash and Simon Moore * Chapter 8 A Distracted Media: Sidetracked and Hoodwinked, Lisa Finnegan * Section II: The Arts and Entertainment * Chapter 9 Reading Afghanistan post 9/11, Sophia McClennen * Chapter 10 9/11 in the Novel, Kristiaan Versluys * Chapter 11 Poetry, a New Voice for Dissent, Marguerite G. Bouvard * Chapter 12 ’all language bankrupt’: The Hip Hopoetics of Suheir Hammad, Marcy Newman * Chapter 13. Libraries, Archives, and the Pursuit of Access, Rebecca J. Knuth and Michèle V. Cloonan * Chapter 14 Hollywood 9/11: Time of Crisis, Thomas Pollard * Chapter 15 Screaming Her Way into the Hearts of Post-9/11 Audiences: Dakota Fanning as Child Star, Kathy Merlock Jackson * Chapter 16 Sporting Spectacle and the Post-9/11 Patriarchal Body Politic, Michael Silk and Mark Falcous* Chapter 17 NASCAR’s Role Post-9/11: Supporting All Things American, Paul Haridakis and Lawrence Hugenberg

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“It’s hard to imagine a more vital and absorbing subject than the one treated by a wide variety of thinkers in this volume. The impact of 9/11 will take years to comprehend in a full and appropriate way. Matthew J. Morgan has performed a heroic task here, assembling these essays that range over a vast array of topics related to the impact of this cataclysmic day on the interlocking worlds of media, arts, and entertainment. I learned so much from these essays, and I strongly recommend this collection to all serious readers.”--Jay Parini, D. E. Axinn Professor of English & Creative Writing, Middlebury College “With a cadre of contributing writers as distinguished as they are diverse, this collection provides the most expansive assessment I’ve yet seen of American culture’s seemingly bottomless capacity to reinvent itself in the face of catastrophe. Whether or not you believe that 9/11 was ‘the day that changed everything,’ you will think differently about our national narrative after reading this book.”--Dana Heller, Professor and Director of the Humanities Institute, Old Dominion University, and editor of The Selling of 9/11 “An outstanding and timely volume analyzing the role of narrative in the time of war, the impact of images, and the sway of soft power in framing synoptic epistemologies. The diverse essays present a fresh range of perspectives examining how the tragic events of 9/11 have transformed media and entertainment and how, in turn, media and entertainment have shaped our views of 9/11 and its aftermath.”--John Tehranian, Professor of Law and Director, Entertainment Law Center, Chapman University, and author of Whitewashed: America's Invisible Middle Eastern Minority  “With wisdom of hindsight and international perspectives, this book brings together a diverse set of authors who show how important stories, media, and the arts have been to our understanding of 9/11 and the formation of post-9/11 ways of depicting the world.”--Lynn Spigel, Frances E. Willard Professor of Screen Cultures, School of Communication at Northwestern University