Media, Memory, and the First World War

Media, Memory, and the First World War

by David Williams

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Media, Memory, and the First World War by David Williams

Of interest to historians, classicists, media and digital theorists, literary scholars, museologists, and archivists, Media, Memory, and the First World War is a comparative study that shows how the dominant mode of communication in a popular culture - from oral traditions to digital media - shapes the structure of memory within that culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780773585331
Publisher: MQUP
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Series: McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas , #48
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

David Williams is professor of English, St. Paul's College, University of Manitoba.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 3

Part 1 Memory and Media

1 Modern Memory 17

2 Mediated Memory 33

Part 2 Classical Memory: Orality and Literacy

3 Oral Memory and the Anger of Achilleus 53

4 Scripts of Empire: Remembering Virgil in Barometer Rising 72

Part 3 The End of the Book and the Beginning of Cinema

5 Cinematic Memory in Owen, Remarque, and Harrison 103

6 "Spectral Images": The Double Vision of Siegfried Sassoon 138

Part 4 Photo / Play: Seeing Time and (Hearing) Relativity

7 Photographic Memory: "A Force of Interruption" in The Wars 161

8 A Play of Light: Dramatizing Relativity in R. H. Thomson's The Lost Boys 182

Part 5 Virtual Presences: History in the Electronic Age

9 Electronic Memory: "A New Homeric Mode" on History Television 205

10 Sound Bytes in the Archive and the Museum 237

Conclusion 269

Notes 285

Works Cited 297

Index 307

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