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Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Keeble, A. (in press). “Siblings, Kinship and Allegory in Jesmyn Ward’s Fiction and Nonfiction”. Critique, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2019.1663145
This article examines the centrality of sibling relationships in Jesmyn Ward’s fiction and nonfiction, focusing specifically on her second novel Salvage the Bones (2011) and m...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
(2015). The Wire and America's Dark Corners: Critical Essays. ISBN 0786479183
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Keeble, A. (2014). The Aggregation of Political Rhetoric in Zeitoun. Comparative American Studies, 12(3), 173-189. doi: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...
Keeble, A. (2014). The 9/11 Novel: Trauma, Politics and Identity. McFarland & Company, Inc
Keeble, A. (2012). Joseph O'Neil's Netherland and 9/11 Fiction. European Journal of American Culture, 31(1), 55-71. doi: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...
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. doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.106.2.0355