By Keith Wilhite, Catalina Florina, Florescu, Karolina Golimowska, Steve Macek, Justin St. Clair
Charting the intersection of aesthetic illustration and the fabric stipulations of city area, The urban considering 9/11 posits that the modern city offers an important context for reassessing theoretical matters with regards to narrative, id, domestic, and private precarity. within the years because the September eleven assaults, writers and filmmakers have explored city areas as contested sites—shaped via the existing discourses of neoliberalism, place of origin safeguard, and the battle on terror, but in addition haunted through a lack within the panorama that registers loss and prefigures destiny threat. In works of literature, movie, and tv, the town emerges as a paradoxical house of permanence and vulnerability and a convergence aspect for anxieties approximately globalization, structural inequality, and apocalyptic violence.
Building on prior scholarship addressing trauma and the spectacle of terror, the individuals additionally draw upon works of philosophy, city reports, and postmodern geography to theorize how literary and visible representations divulge the continual conflicts that come up as towns rebuild within the shadow of previous ruins. Their essays increase new traces of argument that make clear art’s position in modern debates approximately spatial practices, gentrification, cosmopolitanism, reminiscence and heritage, nostalgia, the uncanny and the abject, postmodern virtuality, the politics of realism, and the industrial and social lifetime of towns.
The e-book deals clean readings of known post-9/11 novels, similar to Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud & quite Close, however it additionally considers works by means of Teju Cole, Joseph O’Neill, Silver Krieger, Colum McCann, Ronald Sukenick, Jonathan Lethem, Thomas Pynchon, Colson Whitehead, Paul Auster, William Gibson, Amitav Ghosh, and Katherine Boo. additionally, The urban on the grounds that 9/11 contains essays at the motion pictures Children of Men, Hugo, and the difference of Extremely Loud & really Close, chapters at the tv sequence The Bridge, The Killing, and The Wire, and an research of Michael Arad’s Reflecting Absence and the 11th of September Memorial.