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'This immensely thought-provoking study engages with the representation of Katrina across a variety of narrative forms — from the literary fiction of Jesmyn Ward to the cinema of Werner Herzog. In doing so, it reveals a series of compelling links between a diverse selection of texts and a powerful, under-scrutinized connection between Katrina, 9/11 and that preceding disaster’s divisive legacies. This is urgent yet nuanced scholarship and Keeble navigates a path through complex debates about trauma, memory and nationhood in an unfailingly articulate and insightful fashion.'
— Samuel Thomas, Associate Professor in the Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK
'Bringing race, place and politics into painful focus, Arin Keeble’s Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context offers an excellent and authoritative study of Katrina’s cultural legacy.'
— James Annesley, Senior Lecturer in American Literature, Newcastle University, UK
'In Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context, Arin Keeble provides a vital examination of the “slow violence” linking cultural responses to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Approaching both events with a characteristic clearness and sensitivity, he expands a new and necessary field of studies that works harder to contextualise US responses to these “national” tragedies through the interrogative frameworks of neoliberalism, cultural trauma, and multidirectional memory.'
— Rachel Sykes, Lecturer in Contemporary American Literature, University of Birmingham, UK
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16353-2
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
- Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
- eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-16352-5
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-16353-2
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