The Trauma Towers: Dimensions of Trauma in 9/11 Literature

Perri, Emanuela (2015) The Trauma Towers: Dimensions of Trauma in 9/11 Literature. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Traduzione specializzata [LM-DM270] - Forli', Documento ad accesso riservato.
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The topic of this dissertation is the aspects of trauma and reaction to the traumatic experience that can be found in 9/11 literature. The research engages in a comparative analysis of five books that can be categorised as 9/11 literature, which means that the events of 9/11 are central in the novels and are a recurrent theme. The books have been written by authors of different nationalities: "Extremely Loud & Incredibily Close" by J. S. Foer, "Falling Man" by D. DeLillo, "Windows on the World" by F. Beigbeder, "Saturday" by I. McEwan and "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" by M. Hamid. The characters have either experienced the attacks personally or their lives have been largely influenced by the event. In either case, the protagonist has been traumatised by the tragedy. Therefore, in this study two different fields are fused together – the field of comparative literature and that of trauma studies.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Perri, Emanuela
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
"Jonathan Safran Foer" "Don DeLillo" "Ian McEwan" "Mohsin Hamid" "Frédéric Beigbeder" "trauma literature" "September 11" "World Trade Center Terrorist Attacks"
Data di discussione della Tesi
11 Marzo 2015

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