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The Sept. 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 regular of the globalized current. This e-book works on the intersection of trauma reviews, impact idea, and literary reports to provide considerably new interpretive frames for interrogating the demanding situations inherent in representing the preliminary moments of the terrorist come upon. past the paradigm of stressful unspeakability, post-9/11 texts divulge the materiality of the human physique in its common vulnerability. The intersubjective empathy this engenders is politically subversive, because it undermines the discourse of old singularity and exceptionalism via constructing a world community of reference and discussion. cutting edge theoretical interconnections among medical pathology, options of cultural trauma, and political aesthetics lay the principles for exploring officially and geographically diversified texts. shut readings of works via Jonathan Safran Foer, paintings Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, and William Gibson map the connection among representations of 11th of September and complicated facets of trauma thought. This certain strategy makes a case for revisiting trauma conception and bringing its Freudian origins into the digitized current. It showcases trauma as a actual and mental wound in addition to an adventure that's at the same time pre-discursive and inhibited through the virtuality of the present-day actual. Exploring how modern trauma reports can consider the digitization and virtuality of present-day realities, this e-book 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