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Scholars@Hallwalls Series

Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel

Presenter:
Joseph Conte
Presenter Affiliation:
UB English
Location:
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Avenue
Campus:
Off Campus
Date:
12/6/2013
Time:
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Sponsor:
Sponsored by Humanities Institute
Contact:
645-2592 (huminst@buffalo.edu)
Web site:
http://tinyurl.com/lpp8pwg
“Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel,” suggests that literature produced after Sept. 11, 2001 reflects a shift from the provincial politics of nation-states to those of transnational politics, and confronts issues that require adjudication across national, geographic, cultural, linguistic, religious and racial borders. Conte cites Don DeLillo’s “Falling Man,” Orhan Pamuk’s “Snow” and J.M. Coetzee’s “Diary of a Bad Year” as examples of work that articulates the emergence of resistance to the global hegemony of the market state and explicitly critiques transnational politics that arise as a result of globalization.