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America’s War Culture since 9/11

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In this episode associate professor Patrick Deer discusses his forthcoming book We Are All Embedded: Understanding America’s War Culture since 9/11.

This book explores contemporary US war culture and focuses in particular on literature, film and media from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Patrick Deer has previously published a number of articles related to this subject: “Mapping Contemporary American War Culture” (College Literature, Winter 2016), “Beyond Recovery: Representing History and Memory in Iraq War” (Modern Fiction Studies, Summer 2017) “Black Lives Matter in Wartime” (RSA Journal, Rome, Italy, Oct. 2018), “‘Despicable Beauty’: the Embedded Sublime and Ethical Hesitation in Iraq War Reportage” (forthcoming in Textual Practice) “The Iraq War” (forthcoming in the Routledge Companion to Literature and Trauma).

Patrick Deer is Associate Professor of English at New York University and co-organizer of NYU’s Cultures of War and the Postwar research collaborative.

Christine Strandmose Toft is a PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University of Southern Denmark.