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Drawing on trauma theory, genre theory, political theory, and theories of post-modernity, space, and temporality, Literature after 9/11 suggests ways that these often distinct discourses can be recombined and set into dialogue with one another as it explores 9/11’s effects on literature and literature’s attempts to convey 9/11.
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Drawing on trauma theory, genre theory, political theory, and theories of post-modernity, space, and temporality, Literature after 9/11 suggests ways that these often distinct discourses can be recombined and set into dialogue with one another as it explores 9/11’s effects on literature and literature’s attempts to convey 9/11.
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Meet the Author

Ann Keniston is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada-Reno, and is the author of Overheard Voices: Address and Subjectivity in Postmodern American Poetry (Routledge 2006), and a poetry collection, The Caution of Human Gestures (David Robert, 2005).

Jeanne Follansbee Quinn is director of studies for the Program in History and Literature at Harvard University and has published essays on James Agee and Walker Evans, Richard Wright and American pragmatism. She is completing a book on anti-fascist aesthetics in the United States during the 1930s, Democratic Aesthetics: Popular Front Anti-Fascism.

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Introduction Representing 9/11: Literature and Resistance Ann Keniston Keniston, Ann Jeanne Follansbee Quinn Quinn, Jeanne Follansbee 1

Pt. 1 Experiencing 9/11: Time, Trauma, and the Incommensurable Event

1 Portraits of Grief: Telling Details and the New Genres of Testimony Nancy K. Miller Miller, Nancy K. 19

2 Foer, Spiegelman, and 9/11's Timely Traumas Mitchum Huehls Huehls, Mitchum 42

3 Graphic Implosion: Politics, Time, and Value in Post-9/11 Comics Simon Cooper Cooper, Simon Paul Atkinson Atkinson, Paul 60

4 "Sometimes things disappear": Absence and Mutability in Colson Whitehead's The Colossus of New York Stephanie Li Li, Stephanie 82

5 Witnessing 9/11: Art Spiegelman and the Persistence of Trauma Richard Glejzer Glejzer, Richard 99

Pt. 2 9/11 Politics and Representation

6 Seeing Terror, Feeling Art: Public and Private in Post-9/11 Literature Michael Rothberg Rothberg, Michael 123

7 "We're Not a Friggin' Girl Band": September 11, Masculinity, and the British-American Relationship in David Hare's Stuff Happens and Ian McEwan's Saturday Rebecca Carpenter Carpenter, Rebecca 143

8 "We're the Culture That Cried Wolf": Discourse and Terrorism in Chuck Palahniuk's Lullaby Lance Rubin Rubin, Lance 161

9 Still Life: 9/11's Falling Bodies Laura Frost Frost, Laura 180

Pt. 3 9/11 and the Literary Tradition

10 Telling It Like It Isn't David Simpson Simpson, David 209

11 Portraits 9/11/01: The New York Times and the Pornography of Grief Simon Stow Stow, Simon 224

12 Theater after 9/11 Robert Brustein Brustein, Robert 242

13 Real Planes and Imaginary Towers: Philip Roth's The Plot Against America as9/11 Prosthetic Screen Charles Lewis Lewis, Charles 246

14 Precocious Testimony: Poetry and the Uncommemorable Jeffrey Gray Gray, Jeffrey 261

Afterword: Imagination and Monstrosity Robert Pinsky Pinsky, Robert 285

Index 295

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