This edited collection explores and develops representations of war experience from 1914 to the ongoing conflicts of the 21st century, through the specific lens of memory. It builds on recent explorations of the importance of war experience in shaping cultural memory that have focused on the aftermath of the First World War and the Second World War, particularly through Holocaust studies. These essays, by a range of international and interdisciplinary scholars, broaden the scope considerably, examining the alternate spaces of the First World War and those that followed it through a range of different media, offering an artistic trajectory to the centennial commemorations of 2014-18.
Table of Contents
Introduction Angela K. Smith and Sandra Barkhof Part I: Experiencing War: Media Spaces of the First World War 1. War at a Glance: Geopolitics and the Rise of Panoramic Mapping in the British Press (1914-1918) Felix de Montety 2. "The Native Nobility of Australian Womanhood": Newspaper Representations of Australian Women on the Home Front, 1914-1918 Rhys Cooper 3. "Nun gilt’s, ihr deutschen Frauen! Die Zeit ist ernst und groß": Reporting the First World War in German Girls’ Magazines Anja Tschörtner Part II: Experiencing War: Ethnic Spaces 4. "America Behind Barbed Wire": Artistic Representations of Japanese-American Internment During World War II Catherine Ann Collins 5. African-American War Poets Mary F. Brewer 6. The Iraqi Prose Poem as a Legacy of the Experience of the 1980s Iraq/Iran War Adhraa A. Naser Part III: Remembering War: Children and War Memory 7. "So Strangely Works the Mind of a Child": Childhood, Memory and the First World War Rosie Kennedy 8. "Your Father’s in the Front Room": Interviewing the Children of Far East Prisoners of War Terry Smyth 9. Pawns, Martyrs, Fighters and Innocents: The Mediated Children of Israel-Palestine Jeanne Ellen Clark Part IV: Remembering War: Textual Spaces 10. "My War Experiences in Samoa": Pro-Colonialism in First World War Memoirs and Eye Witness Accounts Sandra Barkhof 11. Writing Wrongs: Contemporary European Crime Fiction and the Spectre of Euro-Fascism in the Novels of Didier Daeninckx, Arne Dahl and Jo Nesbø Martin Hurcombe 12. Remembering the Falklands War: Literary Adolescence and the Legacies of Nationhood Jon Begley
Angela K. Smith is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Plymouth.
Sandra Barkhof is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Plymouth.