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Portraying 9/11 : essays on representations in comics, literature, film and theatre

Author: Véronique Bragard; Christophe Dony; Warren Rosenberg
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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"This collection of essays offers insights into the discourses that shape the memory of 9/11 in comics, literature, film, and theatre. The book examines historical, political, cultural, and personal meanings of the disaster and its aftermath through critical discussions of Marvel and New Yorker comics, American and British novels, Hollywood films, and the plays of Anne Nelson"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Caricatures and cartoons
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Véronique Bragard; Christophe Dony; Warren Rosenberg
ISBN: 9780786459506 0786459506
OCLC Number: 732960118
Description: vii, 176 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction / Véronique Bragard, Christophe Dony and Warren Rosenberg --
Comics: Covering 9/11 : the New Yorker, trauma kitsch, and popular memory / Timothy Krause ; Spandex agonistes : superhero comics confront the war on terror / Matthew J. Costello ; "Whose side are you on?" : the allegorization of 9/11 in Marvel's Civil war / Stephan Packard --
Literature: September 11 and Cold War nostalgia / Aaron DeRosa ; Don DeLillo's Falling man : countering post-9/11 narratives of heroic masculinity / Magali Cornier Michael ; Misplaced anxieties : violence and trauma in Ian McEwan's Saturday / Ulrike Tancke ; The mediated trauma of September 11, 2001, in William Gibson's Pattern recognition and David Foster Wallace's "The suffering channel" / Marc Oxoby --
Performance: Terror and mismemory : resignifying September 11 in World Trade Center and United 93 / Gerry Canavan ; From flying man to falling man : 9/11 discourse in Superman returns and Batman begins / Dan Hassler-Forest ; Authenticating the reel : realism, simulation, and trauma in United 93 / Frances Pheasant-Kelly ; Connecting in the aftermath : trauma, performance, and catharsis in the plays of Anne Nelson / James M. Cherry.
Other Titles: Portraying September 11
Responsibility: edited by Véronique Bragard, Christophe Dony and Warren Rosenberg.

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"This collection of essays offers insights into the discourses that shape the memory of 9/11 in comics, literature, film, and theatre. The book examines historical, political, cultural, and personal meanings of the disaster and its aftermath through critical discussions of Marvel and New Yorker comics, American and British novels, Hollywood films, and the plays of Anne Nelson"--Provided by publisher.

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