Twin Towers: Memory and the Meaning of September 11

Angus Kress Gillespie (American Studies)

Today the Twin Towers of New York City’s World Trade Center stand only in our memory, an image that calls to mind sorrow and loss. But during the years that they straddled the skyline, the towers meant many things to many people. In this seminar we will examine what has happened at the site in ensuing years in terms of real estate developers wanting office space, grieving families wanting a memorial, and all of America looking to rebuild to honor the dead.