9/11 in European Literature : Negotiating Identities Against the Attacks and What Followed Hardback
Edited by Svenja Frank
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 386 pages, 5 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 386 p. 5 illus.
- Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
- Publication Date: 21/12/2017
- Category: Literary studies: post-colonial literature
- ISBN: 9783319642086