• Spectral Consciousness in Post-9/11 American Poetry (Revised Form)

    Author(s):
    Joydeep Chakraborty (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    American Literature, LLC 20th- and 21st-Century American, LLC Shakespeare
    Subject(s):
    American literature, Psychiatry, Psychology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VR27
    Abstract:
    After presenting an overview of scholarship on post-9/11 American poetry, my article focuses on a group of largely neglected post-9/11 poems, which deal with spectral consciousness and hallucinatory experiences. In exploring this issue, I have tried to establish a relationship between trauma-related intrusive memories and hallucination on the basis of information-processing model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that clinical researchers also utilise. Moreover, the poems I have chosen not only challenge a number of traditional binaries like, ‘presence / absence’, ‘living /dead’, ‘synchronic / diachronic’ and so on, but also maintain in their most mature form a certain cognitive stability which lends a rich dimension to post-9/11 poetics. While examining spectral consciousness in such poems, my article also identifies interesting points of connection between postmodernism and them.
    Notes:
    Readers of this article are earnestly requested to contact with me if they want to offer some scholarly feedback on it.
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    Published
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