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ERIC Number: EJ814171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Rogue Waves, Remakes, and Resurrections: Allegorical Displacement and Screen Memory in "Poseidon"
King, Claire Sisco
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v94 n4 p430-454 Nov 2008
"Poseidon," the 2006 remake of the Vietnam-era disaster film "The Poseidon Adventure," functions rhetorically as a symptomatic response to the historical trauma(s) of 9/11, revising the narrative of its cinematic predecessor and producing a screen memory that marks the changed cultural and historical context that demanded its repetition in the first place. Operating in an allegorical register, "Poseidon" displaces traumatic memories of 9/11 and thus contributes to the repetition and rewriting of traumatic history in search of mastery over tragic loss. (Contains 107 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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