By Katharina Donn
The 9-11 assaults introduced large-scale violence into the 21st century with strength and feature come to epitomize the entanglement of intimate vulnerability and digital spectacle that's regular of the globalized current. This booklet works on the intersection of trauma stories, impact conception, and literary reviews to supply noticeably new interpretive frames for interrogating the demanding situations inherent in representing the preliminary moments of the terrorist come upon. past the paradigm of worrying unspeakability, post-9/11 texts disclose the materiality of the human physique in its common vulnerability. The intersubjective empathy this engenders is politically subversive, because it undermines the discourse of historic singularity and exceptionalism via setting up a world community of reference and discussion. cutting edge theoretical interconnections among scientific pathology, suggestions of cultural trauma, and political aesthetics lay the rules for exploring officially and geographically assorted texts. shut readings of works via Jonathan Safran Foer, artwork Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, and William Gibson map the connection among representations of September 11 and complicated features of trauma concept. This designated procedure makes a case for revisiting trauma conception and bringing its Freudian origins into the digitized current. It showcases trauma as a actual and mental wound in addition to an event that's concurrently pre-discursive and inhibited via the virtuality of the present-day actual. Exploring how modern trauma experiences can take note of the digitization and virtuality of present-day realities, this ebook is a key intervention in constructing a latest ethics of witnessing terror.
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A Poetics of Trauma after 9/11: Representing Trauma in a Digitized Present (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature) by Katharina Donn