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Bearing witness : perspectives on war and peace from the arts and humanities

Author: Sherrill Grace; Patrick Imbert; Tiffany Johnstone
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2012.
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"As the centenary of the Great War approaches, citizens worldwide are reflecting on the history, trauma, and losses of a war-torn twentieth century. It is in remembering past wars that we are at once confronted with the profound horror and suffering of armed conflict and the increasing elusiveness of peace.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sherrill Grace; Patrick Imbert; Tiffany Johnstone
ISBN: 9780773540590 0773540598 9780773540583 077354058X
OCLC Number: 793221970
Description: xvii, 272 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface : bearing witness / Aritha van Herk --
Warplay : spectacle, performance, and (dis)simulation of combat / Alan Filewod --
Understanding the motivation to enlist / Jonathan F. Vance --
Canadian poets on war / Sandra Djwa --
Metaphor, metalepsis, and the colonial library : deconstructing Inyenzi and Ubuhake metaphors in Gil Courtemanche's A Sunday at the pool in Kigali and Julien Pierce's Speak, Rwanda / Lauren Lydic --
The Georgics of war and peace : following Claude Simon, Nobel Laureate / Mireille Calle-Gruber --
"Expressionist-artillerist" : "poet" and "soldier" as conflicting role models in German avant-garde poetry from the First World War / Martin Löschnigg --
Above or below ground? Depicting corpses in First and Second World War official Canadian war art / Laura Brandon --
Bearing witness and cultural memory : The wreckage, Burning vision, and war in the Pacific / Sherrill Grace --
Emmy Andriesse, Dutch wartime photographer : the hunger winter of 1945 / Christl Verduyn and Conny Steenman Marcusse --
Underlining the lies surrounding the "holy war" and "infinite justice" / Patrick Imbert --
Comparing South Africa's negotiated settlement with elusive peacemaking in Israel/Palestine / Heribert Adam --
Northern war stories : the Dene, the archive, and Canada's atomic modernity / Peter C. van Wyck --
Perspectives on war / Anne Wheeler --
On active service, and Let us wake from this dream : a poem and a string quartet / Janet Henshaw Danielson.
Responsibility: edited by Sherrill Grace, Patrick Imbert, Tiffany Johnstone.

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Artists and humanists reflect upon the paradox of war.  Read more...

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