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  • Literature after 9/11by Ann Keniston; Jeanne Follansbee Quinn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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. more...

  • After the Fallby Richard Gray

    Wiley 2011; US$ 40.95

    After the Fall presents a timely and provocative examination of the impact and implications of 9/11 and the war on terror on American culture and literature. Presents the first detailed interrogation of U.S. writing in a time of crisis Develops a timely and provocative arguement about literature and trauma Relates U.S. writing since 9/11 to... more...

  • Signifying without Specifyingby Stephanie Li

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Stephanie Li argues that American politicians and writers are using a new kind of language to speak about race. Challenging the notion that we have moved into a “post-racial” era, she suggests that we are in an uneasy moment where American public discourse demands that race be seen, but not heard. Analyzing contemporary political speech... more...

  • Mediated Maternityby Linda Seidel

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 54.99

    Mediated Maternity: Contemporary American Portrayals of Bad Mothers in Literature and Popular Culture , by Linda Seidel, explores the cultural construction of the bad mother in books, movies, and TV shows, arguing that these portrayals typically have the effect of cementing dominant assumptions about motherhood in place?or, less often, of disrupting... more...

  • Reading Vietnam Amid the War on Terrorby Ty Hawkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Argues that the examination of contemporary American war narratives can lead to newfound understandings of American literature, American history, and American national purpose. To prove such a contention, the book blends literary, rhetorical, and cultural methods of analysis. more...

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