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The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film

Ed. by Löschnigg, Martin / Sokolowska-Paryz, Marzena

Series:Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung 18

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    October 2014
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    The twenty-seven original contributions to this volume investigate the ways in which the First World War has been commemorated and represented internationally in prose fiction, drama, film, docudrama and comics from the 1960s until the present. The volume thus provides a comprehensive survey of the cultural memory of the war as reflected in various media across national cultures, addressing the complex connections between the cultural post-memory of the war and its mediation. In four sections, the essays investigate (1) the cultural legacy of the Great War (including its mythology and iconography); (2) the implications of different forms and media for representing the war; (3) ‘national’ memories, foregrounding the differences in post-memory representations and interpretations of the Great War, and (4) representations of the Great War within larger temporal or spatial frameworks, focusing specifically on the ideological dimensions of its ‘remembrance’ in historical, socio-political, gender-oriented, and post-colonial contexts.

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    vii, 459 pages
    Type of Publication:
    World War I; cultural memory; war literature; war film.

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    Marzena Sokołowska-Paryż, University of Warsaw, Poland;
    Martin Löschnigg, University of Graz, Austria.

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