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09/10/2021 - 09/10/2021 | Flensburg

Twenty years on - 9/11

At this workshop, we will reflect on the long-term consequences and reconfigurations of the terrorist attacks in politics, visual culture, literature, and public memory.

When the second of four hijacked passenger airliners flew into the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, shocked onlookers around the globe realized that what they were watching on television was unlikely to be an accident. The terrorists behind the attacks had orchestrated the event so that news stations would have positioned their cameras to broadcast live as the towers and Pentagon—symbols of Western capitalism and military power—burned and collapsed.

Twenty years after the event, these images remain horrifying, but the memory of "the day time stopped" (Marianne Hirsch) has also shifted and evolved. While early reactions of trauma, solidarity, and grief were politically translated into renewed nationalism and a "war on terror," the past two decades have diversified the evaluation of what 9/11 means for American culture. "Sober ceremonies," John Bodnar stated in the Washington Post in May 2021, "should not mislead us into thinking the public remembrance of this horrific event is a settled matter."

At this workshop, we will reflect on the long-term consequences and reconfigurations of the terrorist attacks in politics, visual culture, literature, and public memory. How have our narratives and images of September 11, 2001, changed over the course of the past two decades? From the uncanny aesthetics of the visual dimension in what Miles Orvell has termed the "destructive sublime" to the political "reconfiguration of the homeland," as Donald Pease has put it, what are the dominant frameworks that enclose and shape the cultural memory of 9/11 two decades later?
Program

Information on participating / attending:
Please register via e-mail:
nineeleven@uni-flensburg.de
to receive the conference link.

Date:

09/10/2021 13:00 - 09/10/2021 19:00

Registration deadline:

09/10/2021

Event venue:

Online
Flensburg
Schleswig-Holstein
Germany

Target group:

Journalists, all interested persons

Relevance:

international

Subject areas:

Cultural sciences, Law, Politics, Psychology, Social studies

Types of events:

Conference / symposium / (annual) conference

Entry:

09/01/2021

Sender/author:

Kathrin Fischer

Department:

Hochschulkommunikation

Event is free:

no

Language of the text:

English

URL of this event: http://idw-online.de/en/event69517

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