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Title Reframing 9/11 : film, popular culture and the "war on terror" / edited by Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula and Karen Randell
Published New York : Continuum, 2010
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Contents Introduction / Jeff Birkenstein, Anna Froula, and Karen Randell -- (Re)creating language. Fear, terrorism and popular culture / David L. Altheide -- The aesthetics of destruction : contemporary US cinema and TV culture / Mathias Nilges -- 9/11, British Muslims, and popular literary fiction / Sara Upstone -- Left behind in America : the army of one at the end of history / Jonathan Vincent -- 9/11, manhood, mourning, and the American romance / John Mead -- An early broadside : the far right raids Master and commander : the far side of the world / Jeff Birkenstein -- The sound of the "war on terror" / Corey K. Creekmur -- Visions of war and terror. Avatars of destruction : cheerleading and deconstructing the "war on terror" in video games / David Annandale -- The land of the dead and the home of the brave : Romero's vision of a post 9/11 America / Terence McSweeney -- Superman is the faultline : fissures in the monomythic Man of steel / Alex Evans -- The tools and toys of (the) war (on terror) : consumer desire, military fetish and regime change in Batman begins / Justine Toh -- "It was like a movie" : the impossibility of representation in Oliver Stone's World Trade Center / Karen Randell -- The contemporary politics of the western form : Bush, Saving Jessica Lynch, and Deadwood / Stacy Takacs -- Prophetic Narratives. Governing fear in the Iron cage of rationalism : Terry Gilliam's Brazil through the 9/11 looking glass / David H. Price -- -- Cultural anxiety, moral clarity and willful amnesia : filming Philip K. Dick after 9/11 / Lance Rubin -- Prolepsis and the "war on terror" : zombie pathology and the culture of fear in 28 days later / Anna Froula -- Afterword / John G. Cawelti
Summary ""Looking well beyond the most obvious and familiar tales of contemporary terrorism and counter-terrorism to survey a twenty-first century America burdened and buoyed by a decade-long War on Terror, Reframing 9/11 offers an ambitious collection of theoretically savvy commentaries focusing on a wide array of popular texts, from zombie movies and video games to the Left Behind bestsellers and Bruce Springsteen's The Rising. Together, these essays explore the multivocal, disturbing, and tangled legacy of 9/11 as it reverberates culturally, politically, and socially through a globally stretched and strained America." Gregory A. Waller, Department of Communication and Culture, Indiana University" "September 11th, 2001, remains a focal point of American consciousness, a site demanding ongoing excavation, a site at which to mark before and after "everything" changed. In ways both real and intangible the entire sequence of events of that day continues to resonate in an endlessly proliferating aftermath of meanings. Presenting a collection of analyses by an international body of scholars that examines America's recent history, this book focuses on popular culture as a profound discursive site of anxiety and discussion about 9/11 and demystifies the day's events in order to contextualize them into a historically grounded series of narratives that recognizes the complex relations of a globalized world." "Essays in Reframing 9/11 share a collective drive to encourage new and original approaches for understanding the issues both within and beyond the official political rhetoric of the events of the "The Global War on Terror" and issues of national security."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-238) and index
Notes Jeff Birkenstein is an Associate Professor of English at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington. Birkenstein's major interests lie in American Literature post-1865, American and world short story, the short story sequence, and cultural and food criticism. An edited collection of essays, Cultural Representation in the International Short Story Sequence (co-edited with Robert M. Luscher, University of Nebraska at Kearney) has just been accepted for publication. He has published several papers in academic journals as well as book reviews, commentaries, essays and a short story. He teaches a range of classes, from Freshman Seminar and Composition to African American Literature, The Short Story, Food & Fiction, and Narratives from the Aftermath of 9/11. Birkenstein received his Ph. D. from the University of Kentucky in 2003; he has a second MA in Teaching English as a Second/Other Language
Anna Froula is an Assistant Professor of film studies at East Carolina University. Froula teaches courses on war literature and film, American outlaws, national mythology, and film history, theory, and fundamentals. She has published and presented on on representations of military women, masculinity, and World War II, Vietnam, and the "War on Terror." She is currently working on a manuscript that explores popular representations of American military women from World War II to the present
Karen Randell is a Principal Lecturer in Film at Southampton Solent University, UK where she is Programme Leader for Film and Television. She teaches contemporary cinema and film history and her research interests include: war genre, trauma, masculinity and early cinema. She is published on trauma in film in Art in the Age of Terrorism (London: Holberton Publication: 2005) and in SCREEN. She is co-editor (with Sean Redmond) of The War Body on Screen (Continuum, NY: 2008) and Screen Methods: Comparative Readings in Film Studies (Wallflower Press: 2005) with Jacqueline Furby
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Subject Terrorism in motion pictures.
Psychic trauma in motion pictures.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Influence
Popular culture -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States
Terrorism and mass media -- United States
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001, in mass media.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009, in mass media.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Motion pictures -- Political aspects
Popular culture -- Political aspects
Psychic trauma in motion pictures
September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) in mass media
Terrorism and mass media
Terrorism in motion pictures
War on Terrorism (2001-2009) in mass media
Terrorismus Motiv
Trauma Motiv
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Birkenstein, Jeff
Froula, Anna
Randell, Karen
ISBN 9781441141958
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