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.
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