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- DescriptionAs the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath influence new developments in spy fiction as a popular genre, an examination of these literary narratives concerned with espionage and terrorism can reshape our approach to n-fictive representations of the same concerns. Post-9/11 Espionage Fiction in the US and Pakistan examines post-9/11 American spy fictions alongside Pakistani vels that draw upon many of the same figures, tropes, and conventions. As the Pakistani texts re-place spy fiction's conventions, they offer ather vantage point from which to view the affective appeals common to these conventions' usual deployment in American texts. This book argues that the appropriation by Pakistani writers of these conventions insistently tracks how the formulaic and popular nature of post-9/11 American espionage thrillers forwards and reinforces appropriate affective responses, often linked to domestic sites and relations, to terrorism. It also analyses and compares American and Pakistani representations of the twinned figures of the spy (or his proxy) and the terrorist, a term frequently conflated with fundamentalist. The insights of these analyses can serve as interpretive interruptions of n-fictive representations of Pakistani-US war on terror relations. Offering an invative analysis of the reflection of narrative conventions in our view of the real-life events, this book will attract scholars with an interest in Pakistani literature, Postcolonial literature, Asian Studies and Terrorism studies.
- Author BiographyCara Cilano is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, USA. She is author of Contemporary Pakistani Fiction in English: Idea, Nation, State (Routledge, 2013) and National Identities in Pakistan: The 1971 War in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction (Routledge, 2010), as well as editor of From Solidarity to Schisms: 9/11 and After in Fiction and Film from Outside the US (2009).
- Author(s)Cara N. Cilano
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication06/05/2014
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleRoutledge Contemporary South Asia Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight408 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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