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Pines, Davida: "History, Memory, and Trauma. Confronting Dominant Interpretations of 9/11 in Alissa Torres’s American Widow and Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers." In: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art. Hrsg. v. Jane Tolmie. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2013, S. 185–206. 
Resource type: Book Article
Languages: englisch
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.003.0009
BibTeX citation key: Pines2013
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Keywords: "American Widow", "In the Shadow of No Towers", 9/11, Choi. Sungyoon, Memoria, Spiegelman. Art, Torres. Alissa, Trauma, USA
Creators: Pines, Tolmie
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: Drawing from Life. Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art
Abstract
This chapter explores how bearing witness challenges public narratives of unity, triumph, and heroism by focusing on the works of Art Spiegelman, Alissa Torres, and Sungyoon Choi and their representations of 9/11. More specifically, it highlights the connections between history, memory, and trauma in Torres’s American Widow (with illustrations by Sungyoon Choi) and Spiegelman’s graphic memoir In the Shadow of No Towers. It discusses how Spiegelman, Torres, and Sungyoon Choi use the comics medium to capture the specifics of their lived experiences of 9/11. It also shows how American Widow and In the Shadow of No Towers challenge the dominant verbal and visual narratives that arose in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
  
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