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National Security in the Age of the Global Picture

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a reading of The Public Burning by Robert Coover and The Royal Hunt by D. R. Popescu. These novels show that the conceptual framework of postmodern literary studies is unable to ... More


Spectacles of Secrecy

Timothy Melley

in The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451232
eISBN:
9780801465918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451232.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the Rosenberg trial's place in postmodern historiographic fiction. Relying on simulated evidence and staged testimony revealing covert activity, the trial possessed a fictional ... More


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