Terrorism and Narrative Practice

ab 13,90 

Thomas Austenfeld, Dimiter Daphinoff, Jens Herlth (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-80082-4
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2011
Seiten 248
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Swiss: Forschung und Wissenschaft

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Terrorism as a factor of public life has generated far-reaching and as yet
underexplored questions about narrative and representation. Different
textual forms can investigate both the symbolic and the performative
character of terroristic acts. Diverse literary traditions, ranging from
countries of Eastern and Western Europe to North America and the Middle
East, bring their respective historical imaginations to bear on such
representations. The essays collected in this volume join together in a
transdisciplinary effort that seeks to further our understanding of the
role of narrative practice in all its varieties in approaching the
phenomenon of terrorism, whether historical or contemporaneous.

Thomas Austenfeld is Professor of American Literature; Dimiter Daphinoff
is Professor of British Literature, and Jens Herlth is Professor of Slavic
Literature at the University of Fribourg.