Reimagining the American Landscape: Queer Topographics in Nina Berman's Homeland

Clark, Christopher W. (2020) Reimagining the American Landscape: Queer Topographics in Nina Berman's Homeland. Journal of American Studies, 54 (3). pp. 541-563. ISSN 0021-8758

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Abstract

This article argues that Nina Berman’s Homeland (2008) is a rearticulation of the US domestic landscape following 9/11. The book excavates and shapes cultural memory through image and text by examining how parts of the country responded to the 2001 events. Considering how Homeland captures what I call queer topographics of US culture, I suggest that the spaces of the everyday are mediated by Berman’s framing and use of “narrative” essays, disrupting the heteronormativity of a populist rhetoric that seeks to exclude difference. Homeland ultimately offers viewers the opportunity to further redefine the US landscape through queerness.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies

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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2020 05:35
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 23:39
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74154
DOI: 10.1017/S0021875819000938

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