The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film

The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110486001
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Series: Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung Series , #18
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Have you forgotten yet?…" Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz Martin Löschnigg 1

Part 1 'Entrenched'(?) Perspectives: The Legacy of the Great War

Revisiting All Quiet on the Western Front Margot Norris 17

Wilfred Owen and His War Poetry in Wilfred Owen: A Remembrance Tate and Regeneration/Behind the Lines Caroline Perret 29

It Still Goes On: Trauma and the Memory of the First World War Ross J. Wilson 43

Working Through the Working-Class War: The Battle of the Somme in Contemporary British Literature by Alan Sillitoe and Ted Hughes Marlene A. Briggs 59

A Poisonous Paradox: Representations of Gas Warfare in Post-Memory Films of the Great War Paul Skrebels 81

The Great War, the Iraq War, and Postmodern America: Kevin Powers' The Yellow Birds and the Radical Isolation of Today's U.S. Veterans Ty Hawkins 95

Part 2 The Challenge of Form: How to 'Remember' the Great War?

The Two "All Quiets": Representations of Modern Warfare in the Film Adaptations of Erich Maria Remarque's Im Westen nichts Neues Thomas F. Schneider 109

"I shall He broken against this broken earth": William March's Company K on the Screen Marek Paryz 121

The Great War and British Docudrama: The Somme, My Boy Jack and Walter's War Michael Paris 135

"Like dying on a stage": Theatricality and Remembrance in Anglo-Canadian Drama on the First World War Martin Löschnigg 153

The Great War Re-Remembered: Allohistory and Allohistorical Fiction David Malcolm 171

Comics/Graphic Novels/Bandes Dessinées and the Representation of the Great War Phil Fitzsimmons Daniel Reynaud 187

What Price Justice? French Crime Fiction and the Great War Jean Anderson 201

Part 3 Identities: The Great War and National Post-Memories

Remembering The Wars Sherrill Grace 219

Joseph Boyden's Three Day Road: Transcultural (Post-)Memory and Identity in Canadian World War I Fiction Hanna Teichler 239

Nostalgia for the Nation? The First World War in Australian Novels of the 1970s and 1980s Christina Spitt 255

Even More Australian: Australian Great War Novels in the Twenty-First Century Clare Rhoden 273

National Versions of the Great War: Modern Australian Anzac Cinema Daniel Reynaud 289

The "Lost Battalion" of the Argonne and the Origin of the Platoon Movie: Race, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of American Nationality Richard Slotkin 305

Place, Time and Memory in Italian Cinema of the Great War Maurizio Cinquegrani 321

The Great War and the Easter Rising in Tom Phelan's The Canal Bridge: A Literary Response to the Politics of Commemoration in Ireland Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz 335

The Great War through 'Great October': 1914/1917 in Russian Memory Angela Brintlinge 349

Part 4 Interrogations: Cross-Cultural and Trans-Historical (Re) Interpretations of the Great War

"They wouldn't end it with any of us alive, now would they?": The First World War in Cold War Era Films Geert Buelens 365

Post-Colonial Melancholia and the Representation of West Indian Volunteers in the British Great War Televisual Memory Richard Smith 385

Fictional Accounts of the East Africa Campaign Anne Samson 397

Voices From the Edge: De-Centering Master Narratives in Jane Urquhart's The Stone Carvers Alicia Fahey 411

Women and World War I: 'Postcolonial' Imaginative Rewritings of the Great War Brigitte Johanna Glaser 427

Contributors 443

Index of Names 451

Index of Titles 455

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