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9/11 in European Literature : Negotiating Identities Against the Attacks and What Followed, Hardback Book

9/11 in European Literature : Negotiating Identities Against the Attacks and What Followed Hardback

Edited by Svenja Frank

Description

This volume looks at the representation of 9/11 and the resulting wars in European literature.

In the face of inner-European divisions the texts under consideration take the terror attacks as a starting point to negotiate European as well as national identity.

While the volume shows that these identity formations are frequently based on the construction of two Others-the US nation and a cultural-ethnic idea of Muslim communities-it also analyses examples which undermine such constructions.

This much more self-critical strand in European literature unveils the Eurocentrism of a supposedly general humanistic value system through the use of complex aesthetic strategies.

These strategies are in itself characteristic of the European reception as the Anglo-Irish, British, Dutch, Flemish, French, German, Italian, and Polish perspectives collected in this volume perceive of the terror attacks through the lens of continental media and semiotic theory.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 386 pages, 5 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 386 p. 5 illus.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: post-colonial literature
  • ISBN: 9783319642086

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