The City in Literature after 9/11 (NEMLA 2013)
Michel de Certeau begins his chapter "Walking in the City" with an evocative fragment: "Seeing Manhattan from the 110th floor of the World Trade Center." Though that unified perspective has vanished, it remains essential to the imagined cartography of New York. Over the past decade, writers have composed poems, stories, plays, and novels in an effort to address the trauma of September 11, 2001. Only more recently, however, have scholars attempted to assess what it means to talk about a genre ...
Sponsoring Organization(s) :
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Abstract due date:
Sunday, September 30, 2012
20th & 21st Century