Terror in Global Narrative

Representations of 9/11 in the Age of Late-Late Capitalism

Editors: Fragopoulos, George, Naydan, Liliana (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the interplay of late-late capitalism and aesthetics
  • Interdisciplinary content distinguishes it from other critical works on the subject
  • Together the chapters contend that easily commodifiable and digestible aesthetic products exist as a paradox akin to the historical moment that produced them
  • Contributions argue that to represent 9/11--to create some commemoration of it or response to it--artists and authors must observe changes and the lack thereof, and they must thereby engage with the paradoxes and chaos that characterize terror as an act that attempts to reorganize the world order while leaving parts of it in utter disorder
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About this book

This is a collection of interdisciplinary essays that examines the historical, political, and social significance of 9/11. This collection considers 9/11 as an event situated within the much larger historical context of late late-capitalism, a paradoxical time in which American and capitalist hegemony exist as pervasive and yet under precarious circumstances. Contributors to this collection examine the ways in which 9/11 changed both everything and, at the same time, nothing at all. They likewise examine the implications of 9/11 through a variety of different media and art forms including literature, film, television, and street art.

About the authors

George Fragopoulos is Assistant Professor of English at Queensborough Community College, CUNY, USA. His scholarly essays have appeared in PMLA, MELUS, the Journal of Greek Media and Culture, and the Journal of Modern Literature. His poetry has appeared in the journals House Organ, Momoware, and The Found Poetry Review. 

Liliana M. Naydan is Assistant Professor of English at Penn State Abington, USA. She researches contemporary American literature and rhetoric and composition, and her work has appeared in journals including The John Updike Review, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, and Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. She is the author of Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror.


Reviews

“In the middle of this mayhem, G. Fragopoulos and L. Naydan present an interesting edited book, which invites well-read and reputed scholars coming from different disciplines and stripes. … all chapters integrated in this must-read book, which is highly recommendable for scholars and policy makers interested in themes of terrorism, are orchestrated to stimulate further discussions around the “aesthetic of terrorism” and its intersection on our capitalist culture, a moot-point, which will deserve further scrutiny in the years to come.” (Maximiliano E. Korstanje, International Journal of Safety and Security in Tourism Hospitality, 2017) 


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: “Like an Artwork in Its Own Right”: Artistic Representations of 9/11 in a Late-Late Capitalist Age of Terror

    Naydan, Liliana M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

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  • The Enemy Within: Max Brooks’s World War Z and the Terror of Living Death

    Ortolano, Scott

    Pages 19-35

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  • Indecorous Responses to 9/11 in Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Ken Kalfus’s A Disorder Peculiar to the Country, and Jess Walter’s The Zero

    Naydan, Liliana M.

    Pages 37-54

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  • Redacted Tears, Aesthetics of Alterity: Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary

    Trapp, Erin

    Pages 55-76

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  • A Bird in the Hand: Aesthetics and Capital in the Anthology Poetry After 9/11

    Cleary, Scott

    Pages 77-91

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Hardcover 88,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-40653-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terror in Global Narrative
Book Subtitle
Representations of 9/11 in the Age of Late-Late Capitalism
Editors
  • George Fragopoulos
  • Liliana Naydan
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40654-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40654-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40653-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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