Lunch Lecture: Space, Trauma, and Memory in Post-9/11 Representations of Cataclysmic New York on Film


Location: Visitation Hall, McGlinn Family Room

The lecture will investigate how the iconographies of historical, “real-life” catastrophe and future-tense disaster overlap and inform each other. The focus will be on the changes in the “spatial rhetoric” of post-9/11 apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies, with special emphasis on how the trauma of the September 11 attacks was mapped onto the spatial representations in the films I Am Legend (2007), Cloverfield (2008), and The Avengers (2012).

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A limited number of lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Free and open to all.