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Gauthier, Tim: "9/11, image control, and the graphic narrative. Spiegelman, Rehr, Torres." In: Journal of Postcolonial Writing 46.3–4 (2010), S. 369–380.
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Keywords: "American Widow", "In the Shadow of No Towers", "Tribeca Sunset", 9/11, Choi. Sungyoon, Rehr. Henrik, Spiegelman. Art, Torres. Alissa, Trauma, USA
Collection: Journal of Postcolonial Writing
This essay examines three graphic narratives – Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers, Rehr’s Tribeca Sunset, and Torres’s American Widow – as individual responses to the events of September 11, and, more importantly, to the dominant reconstructions that emerged in the ensuing months. The depersonalization of the event – inevitable in the (re)presentation of a limited set of images – is countered by those presented in the graphic narrative. These authors re‐appropriate sometimes iconic images to speak of their own experiences of 9/11 and its aftermath. In the interplay of images and text (and the blank spaces between) meanings multiply.
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