This collection offers a selection of papers originally presented at the 2014 European Association for American Studies (EAAS) conference held in The Hague and hosted by the Netherlands American Studies Association (NASA). Comprised of sixteen essays written by scholars from across Europe, the United States, and Canada, the volume addresses multiple aspects of war, conflict, and justice from historical, cultural, political, and literary perspectives.

Topics include explorations of the ability of literary texts to ameliorate the visceral trauma that haunts survivors of 9/11; analyses of the rhetoric of war, both past and present; the cultural and ethical conflicts generated by the post-9/11 War on Terror; confrontational responses to historical acts of violence against Native Americans; issues of social justice as encoded in the U.S. legal system; and studies of urban spaces as sites of injustice as well as their potential as sites for the redistribution of power and resources.


in: Krieg und Literatur / War and Literature, XXIII (2017), 173

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