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By Katharina Donn

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 usual of the globalized current. This ebook works on the intersection of trauma reports, impact conception, and literary experiences to provide notably new interpretive frames for interrogating the demanding situations inherent in representing the preliminary moments of the terrorist stumble upon. past the paradigm of anxious unspeakability, post-9/11 texts reveal 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 through constructing an international community of reference and discussion. leading edge theoretical interconnections among medical pathology, options of cultural trauma, and political aesthetics lay the principles for exploring officially and geographically various texts. shut readings of works via Jonathan Safran Foer, artwork Spiegelman, Don DeLillo, and William Gibson map the connection among representations of 11th of September and complicated facets of trauma idea. This distinctive procedure makes a case for revisiting trauma idea and bringing its Freudian origins into the digitized current. It showcases trauma as a actual and mental wound in addition to an event that's concurrently pre-discursive and inhibited via the virtuality of the present-day genuine. Exploring how modern trauma experiences can bear in mind the digitization and virtuality of present-day realities, this e-book is a key intervention in constructing a latest ethics of witnessing terror.

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