The Resource Towering figures : reading the 9/11 archive, Sven Cvek, (electronic book)

Towering figures : reading the 9/11 archive, Sven Cvek, (electronic book)

Label
Towering figures : reading the 9/11 archive
Title
Towering figures
Title remainder
reading the 9/11 archive
Statement of responsibility
Sven Cvek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume offers a critical analysis of a segment of American literary production surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. While focusing on the writing of Jonathan Safran Foer, Art Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, and Thomas Pynchon, the author locates this work within a larger 9/11 cultural archive. The book proceeds by way of a series of thematic leaps in order to unearth the active entanglement of the event with systems of meaning and power that create the conditions for its emergence and understanding. The main problem of such an approach consists in articulating the three-fold relation at the heart of the archive in which issues of traumatic loss, affect, and politics appear as central: between the historical event, its cultural imprint, and the wider social system. In order to grasp these fundamental relations, the author resorts to a layered interpretive framework and engages a number of theoretical protocols, from psychoanalysis and nationalism studies to philosophy of history, world-system theory, and the heterogeneous critical practices of American Studies. Coming from a non-US Americanist perspective, this contribution to the scholarly production about 9/11 concentrates on trauma as a problem in the conceptualization the event, insists on globalization as its crucial context, and argues for a historical materialist approach to the 9/11 archive
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Cvek, Sven
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6432.7
LC item number
.C84 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Costerus.
Series volume
190
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  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in mass media
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Label
Towering figures : reading the 9/11 archive, Sven Cvek, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10496807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
271 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Towering figures : reading the 9/11 archive, Sven Cvek, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10496807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
271 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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