EN 702 The 9/11 Novel (Summer: 3)

In a little more than a decade, a significant body of novels have directly addressed the 9/11 attacks and the repercussions that have followed. An even larger body of novelists have written about this subject indirectly. This course will survey these novels, reading critical works alongside them, to consider what they can tell us both about how national traumas are remembered and how singular events can have lasting consequences. We will also consider why an event like Hurricane Katrina has not generated such an outpouring of literary expression, and what might have happened if it did.
Min Song

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