Camp No and soldier-writers: disidentification and ethical remapping in post-9/11 narratives of dissent

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Matthew C. Armstrong (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Christian Moraru

Abstract: America’s post-9/11 soldier-writers challenge pivotal contemporary assumptions about allegiance, solidarity, national identity, and the political-emotional maps of responsibility and belonging that artists, activists, and citizens at large draw up mentally as they picture their affiliations with and duties to their community, territory, country, or state institution. Organized around a triad of concepts (parrhesia, cosmopolitanism, and dissensus), this project argues that this generation of writers represents a significant literary movement. Specifically, I read their work as the loci of a “dissenting” overhauling of the official narratives and rhetorical maps that chart the United States’ Global War on Terror.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Cosmopolitanism, Dissensus, Parrhesia, Soldier-Writers, The Forever War, War on Terror
American literature $y 21st century $x History and criticism
Veterans' writings, American $x History and criticism
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 $x Influence
Dissenters in literature

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