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Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context

Literature, Film and Television

Authors: Keeble, Arin

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  • This is the first book dedicated to narrative representations of Hurricane Katrina 
    Situates Hurricane Katrina in the cultural, social and political contexts of post-9/11 America
    Explores key preoccupations of this cycle of Katrina narratives while also addressing one of the most urgent tasks of 9/11 studies: meaningfully understanding the impact of the attacks and their aftermath without reinforcing exceptionalist narratives  

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About this book

This book analyzes six key narratives of Hurricane Katrina across literature, film and television from the literary fiction of Jesmyn Ward to the cinema of Spike Lee. It argues that these texts engage with the human tragedy and political fallout of the Katrina crisis while simultaneously responding to issues that have characterized the wider, George W. Bush era of American history; notably the aftermath of 9/11 and ensuing War on Terror. In doing so it recognizes important challenges to trauma studies as an interpretive framework, opening up a discussion of the overlaps between traumatic rupture and systemic or, “slow violence.”

About the authors

Arin Keeble is Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He has published widely on the representation of terrorism and disaster and has published in scholarly journals including Modern Language Review, European Journal of American Culture, Comparative American Studies, Canadian Review of American Studies and Punk and Post-Punk.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: Narrating Katrina in Context

    Pages 1-29

    Keeble, Arin

  • Intertextuality, Domesticity and the Spaces of Disaster in Salvage the Bones and Zeitoun

    Pages 31-63

    Keeble, Arin

  • “Won’t Bow: Don’t Know How”: New Orleans and American Exceptionalism in Treme

    Pages 65-90

    Keeble, Arin

  • Disposability, Criminality and Lawlessness in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Beasts of the Southern Wild and When the Levees Broke—A Requiem in Four Acts

    Pages 91-117

    Keeble, Arin

  • Conclusion: Traumatic Rupture and Slow Violence

    Pages 119-125

    Keeble, Arin

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eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16353-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16352-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context
Book Subtitle
Literature, Film and Television
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16353-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16353-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16352-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 136
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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