Arin Keeble

arin keeble

Dr Arin Keeble

Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture

Biography

My role is Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Before joining Edinburgh Napier in 2017 I was Lecturer in English Literature at Nottingham Trent University and HP Lecturer in English at Newcastle University, where I completed my Ph.D. in 2012.

My research focuses on the literary and cultural response to terrorism and disaster. It is driven by a belief that through analysis of the ways texts represent, undercut and/or reinforce the official narratives of terror and crisis it is possible to move beyond often limited and reductive understandings of these phenomena. My research seeks to operate within the "world narrative," and by engaging with literature and culture, probes the extents to which we can understand instances of terror and crisis as "symptoms" of neoliberalism and global inequality. Additionally, I am increasingly interested in the way literature represents the intersection of traumatic ruptures with ongoing "slow violence," and systemic violence.

My first monograph, The 9/11 Novel: Trauma, Politics and Identity was published in 2014 and my second monograph, Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context: Literature, Film and Television, was published in 2019 by Palgrave. I have am presently working on a new book, under contract with Edinburgh University Press, called Twenty-First Century Fictions of Terrorism. I have published scholarly articles in Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Modern Language Review, Comparative American Studies, European Journal of American Culture, Canadian Review of American Studies, Reconstruction and Punk and Post Punk and have a new article forthcoming in Parallax. Additionally, new essays of mine an be found in The Routledge Companion to 21st Century Literature (2018) , The City in American Literature, which will be published by Cambridge UP in 2020, and The Routledge Companion to Modern Literature and Music, which will be published in 2020.

I am a member of the British Association of American Studies, the British Association of Contemporary Literary Studies and am Vice Chair of Contemporary Studies Network.

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Won’t bow: Don’t know how: Treme, New Orleans and American exceptionalism

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2016)
Won’t bow: Don’t know how: Treme, New Orleans and American exceptionalism. European Journal of American Culture, 35(1), 51-67. https://doi.org/10.1386/ejac.35.1.51_1
This article examines the depiction of exceptionalism in David Simon and Eric Overmeyer’s television series, Treme, and argues that the series uses its New Orleans microcosm t...

Marriage, Relationships, and 9/11: The Seismographic Narratives of Falling Man, The Good Life, and The Emperor's Children

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2011)
Marriage, Relationships, and 9/11: The Seismographic Narratives of Falling Man, The Good Life, and The Emperor's Children. Modern Language Review, 106(2), 355-373. https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.106.2.0355
No abstract available.

The Aggregation of Political Rhetoric in Zeitoun

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2014)
The Aggregation of Political Rhetoric in Zeitoun. Comparative American Studies, 12(3), 173-189. https://doi.org/10.1179/1477570014Z.00000000081
While the initial literary and cultural response to 9/11 consisted mostly of domestic narratives of trauma and mourning that avoided explicit political discourse, narrative re...

Joseph O'Neil's Netherland and 9/11 Fiction

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2012)
Joseph O'Neil's Netherland and 9/11 Fiction. European Journal of American Culture, 31(1), 55-71. https://doi.org/10.1386/ejac.31.1.55_1
This article argues that Joseph O’Neil’s Netherland (2008) self-consciously addresses some of the problematic aspects of the emerging canon of ‘9/11 fiction’. Netherland subve...

The 9/11 Novel: Trauma, Politics and Identity

Book
Keeble, A. (2014)
The 9/11 Novel: Trauma, Politics and Identity. McFarland & Company, Inc
No abstract available.

The Wire and America's Dark Corners: Critical Essays

Book
(2015)
The Wire and America's Dark Corners: Critical Essays. ISBN 0786479183
No abstract available.

Bleeding Edge, Neo-Liberalism, and the 9/11 Novel.

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2019)
Bleeding Edge, Neo-Liberalism, and the 9/11 Novel. Canadian Review of American Studies, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.3138/cras.2017.028
This article argues that Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge (2013) can be read within the canon of 9/11 novels in unexpected and productive ways. Its rich, intertwined narrative o...

Blake Schwarzenbach and the anxieties of American punk rock: 1991–present

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2016)
Blake Schwarzenbach and the anxieties of American punk rock: 1991–present. Punk and Post Punk, 5(3), 295-310. https://doi.org/10.1386/punk.5.3.295_1
This article argues that Blake Schwarzenbach was a pivotal figure in the evolution of American punk from the early 1990s. Schwarzenbach’s journey as a punk figure has exemplif...

Interview with Tim Irwin, Director of We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) and Don’t Break Down: A Film about Jawbreaker (2017)

Journal Article
Keeble, A. (2017)
Interview with Tim Irwin, Director of We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen (2005) and Don’t Break Down: A Film about Jawbreaker (2017). Punk and Post Punk, 6(1), 157-162. https://doi.org/10.1386/punk.6.1.157_7
This interview was conducted over Skype on 26 March 2017. I contacted Tim Irwin for an interview with two main goals in mind. First, I was hoping for insight into his new film...

Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context: Literature, Film and Television

Book
Keeble, A. (2019)
Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context: Literature, Film and Television. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-16353-2
This book analyzes six key narratives of Hurricane Katrina across literature, film and television from the literary fiction of Jesmyn Ward to the cinema of Spike Lee. It argue...

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