Gender, Tragedy, and Representation: The Portrayal of Women in 9/11 Literature
AuthorHoke, Valerie Rose
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis thesis examines how works of 9/11 literature, both fiction and nonfiction, reflect a revitalization of gender roles in American culture among their characters or subjects, and uses feminist theory to address why this process was such an immediate reaction of American society in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11ᵗʰ, 2001. In order to conduct support this argument, nonfiction texts by Dean E. Murphy and Jim Dwyer & Kevin Flynn, works of fiction by Jay McInerney, Jonathan Safran Foer, Frédéric Beigbeder, and Claire Tristram, and texts of feminist theory by Susan Faludi, Judith Butler, and Betty Friedan are analyzed and brought together in discussion.
Degree ProgramHonors College