The City Since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television

The City Since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television

Keith Wilhite, Catalina Florina, Florescu, Karolina Golimowska, Steve Macek, Justin St. Clair


Charting the intersection of aesthetic illustration and the cloth stipulations of city area, The urban considering that 9/11 posits that the modern city presents an important context for reassessing theoretical matters regarding narrative, identification, domestic, and private precarity. within the years because the September eleven assaults, writers and filmmakers have explored city areas as contested sites—shaped by way of the existing discourses of neoliberalism, place of origin defense, and the warfare on terror, but in addition haunted by way of a lack within the panorama that registers loss and prefigures destiny threat. In works of literature, movie, and tv, town emerges as a paradoxical house of permanence and vulnerability and a convergence element for anxieties approximately globalization, structural inequality, and apocalyptic violence.
Building on prior scholarship addressing trauma and the spectacle of terror, the members additionally draw upon works of philosophy, city experiences, and postmodern geography to theorize how literary and visible representations reveal the continual conflicts that come up as towns rebuild within the shadow of earlier ruins. Their essays boost new traces of argument that make clear art’s function in modern debates approximately spatial practices, gentrification, cosmopolitanism, reminiscence and background, nostalgia, the uncanny and the abject, postmodern virtuality, the politics of realism, and the commercial and social lifetime of towns.
The e-book deals clean readings of known post-9/11 novels, equivalent to Jonathan Safran Foer’s
Extremely Loud & quite Close, however it additionally considers works by means of Teju Cole, Joseph O’Neill, Silver Krieger, Colum McCann, Ronald Sukenick, Jonathan Lethem, Thomas Pynchon, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, William Gibson, Amitav Ghosh, and Katherine Boo. furthermore, The urban because 9/11 comprises essays at the movies Children of Men, Hugo, and the difference of Extremely Loud & really Close, chapters at the tv sequence The Bridge, The Killing, and The Wire, and an research of Michael Arad’s Reflecting Absence and the Sep 11 Memorial.

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