Re-presentations of 9/11: A Workshop

Re-presentations of 9/11: A Workshop


Saturday, 10 September 2011, 2.00-5.00 p.m., Room 2.44, O’Rahilly Building

This workshop provides a forum in which to reflect on 9/11 from a variety of perspectives (historical, literary, filmic, social, artistic, theoretical etc.). Presenters will speak for approximately 20 minutes each, either in the form of papers or reflections/comments on 9/11, its representation (or ‘unrepresentability’) and legacy after ten years. Ample time for discussion has been included so as to have the opportunity to exchange ideas in a smaller, less formalized setting than that of an actual conference, and to explore how different cultures, disciplines and individuals have been affected by the traumatic event.

2.00 Alan Gibbs (English) on  'Collective trauma in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Art Spiegelman’s In the Shadow of No Towers'

2.30 Silvia Ross (Italian) on ‘Oriana Fallaci’s The Rage and the Pride: 9/11, Terror and the Monument’

3.00--3.15 Break

3.15 Oliver Scharbrodt (Study of Religions) on ‘”Spoils of War": 9/11 and the academic study of Islam and the Middle East.’

3.45 Barry Monahan (Film Studies/English) on 'Visual Excess: Filming the Event after September 11'

4.15 Discussion

All welcome

This workshop forms part of the Research Showcase month of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

For more information please contact:

Dr Silvia Ross
Associate Dean
Graduate School
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science and Department of Italian

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
tel. +353 21 420 5141/490 3169

Department of Italian


First Floor Block A West, O' Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Ireland