Urban Captivity Narratives: Women’s Writing After 9/11, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Urban Captivity Narratives

Women’s Writing After 9/11, 1st Edition

By Heather Hillsburg

Routledge

176 pages

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pub: 2019-08-19
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Description

Evolving from a rigorous study of post-9/11 women's writing, Dr. Heather Hillsburg's new monograph identifies an emerging genre, which she names Urban Captivity Narratives. Using examples ranging from memoir to young adult fiction, each of the texts examined in the study follows a female protagonist who has survived abduction, been held captive for months or even years, and subjected to sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by their captor. Hillsburg contextualizes these narratives, and takes into consideration our current political atmosphere, the role of patriarchy, and various social anxieties that come into play when discussing the kind of oppression seen in these narratives.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Missing Girls and Women: The Rise of Urban Captivity Narratives

Chapter 1: Food

Chapter 2: Faith

Chapter 3: Filth

Chapter 4: Freedom

Conclusion: Moral Ambiguity in Post 9/11 Times

About the Author

Heather Hillsburg is a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria in British Colombia Canada. She has recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada. Her research is published in Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Feminist Formations, Women’s Studies International Forum, and Sport in Society.

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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
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LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Politics
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women