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9/11 and Transnational Memory: Seamus Heaney's 'Anything Can Happen'

Piavanini, Joanne


In this essay I examine the role of poetry in the production of a transnational memory of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Although 9/11 was a transnational event, the commemorative culture has largely been shaped within a nationalist frame, which remembers the traumatic event in terms of national identity. The attack on the World Trade Centre in Manhattan had a global reach, however, and the collective memory of the event cannot be contained within national borders. As Michael...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Humanities Review
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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