CFP: [20th] Post 9/11 in Film, Fiction, and Comics––A Collection of Essays

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Warren Rosenberg
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Memory in the Making: Mediations of 9/11 in Films, Fiction, and Comic Books

Editors: Prof. Warren Rosenberg (Wabash College), Prof. Véronique
Bragard, and Christophe Dony (University of Louvain-la-Neuve)

Publisher: Mc Farland Press

Deadline for Submission of 500 Word Abstract: 15st March 2009

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The events of September 11th, 2001 have become the locus of powerful
creative output in various artistic media. Not only have artists felt the
need to share their personal non-fictional accounts of the tragedy, but
they also have created intriguing post-apocalyptic images and narratives
that deepen and expand upon the common stock of images from the mainstream
news media. In order to establish a more comprehensive, as well as a more
particularized view of these representations of traumatic events, we are
looking for essays that critically discuss and carefully examine mediations
of 9/11 in films, fiction, and comic books.

Possible topics for essays may include (but are not limited to):

• 9/11 as trauma narrative
• Shaping collective memory and advancing social, political and cultural
• Catastrophic scenarios and post-apocalyptic narratives: 9/11 as ghostly
• The panoptic aesthetics of 9/11
• Gendering trauma: 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’
• Superheroes and 9/11
• 9/11 and the quest for American cultural identity(ies)
• 9/11 as viewed from outside the United States

This list is not meant to be comprehensive; rather, any approach that
produces rigorous readings into the complexities of 9/11-related narratives
will be considered.

Authors will be responsible for all necessary permissions for reprinting
images from texts. Final essays should range in length from 6,000 to 8,000
words (not counting notes and Works Cited) and should follow the current
edition of the MLA Style Manual.

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