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 commonplace of the globalized current. This publication works on the intersection of trauma reports, impact conception, and literary reports to supply considerably new interpretive frames for interrogating the demanding situations inherent in representing the preliminary moments of the terrorist come across. past the paradigm of worrying unspeakability, post-9/11 texts reveal 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 developing a world community of reference and discussion. cutting edge theoretical interconnections among scientific pathology, recommendations of cultural trauma, and political aesthetics lay the rules for exploring officially and geographically assorted texts. shut readings of works by means of Jonathan Safran Foer, artwork Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, and William Gibson map the connection among representations of September 11 and intricate features of trauma idea. This precise procedure makes a case for revisiting trauma thought 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 through the virtuality of the present-day genuine. Exploring how modern trauma experiences can take note of the digitization and virtuality of present-day realities, this ebook is a key intervention in developing 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