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Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context

Literature, Film and Television

Authors: Keeble, Arin

  • 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.

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16353-2
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: July 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16352-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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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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