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The First World War : literature, culture, modernity

The First World War : literature, culture, modernity

Author: Santanu Das; Catherine Mary McLoughlin
Publisher: Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 213.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Publication:Proceedings of the British Academy. no:213
The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity at once extends and marks a departure from established understandings of the literature and culture of the First World War. In a series of compelling readings, scholars who have shaped the field rethink the intersections between war, literature, culture, and modernity across an international range of writers.Silence, sacrifice, the unfathomable, maximal intensity,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Actes de congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Santanu Das; Catherine Mary McLoughlin
ISBN: 9780197266267 0197266266
OCLC Number: 1013721446
Notes: Proceedings of the conference, "First World War: literature, culture, modernity," held November 11-12, 2014.
Description: xi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 Introduction / Santanu Das and Kate McLoughlin --
Part 1. Unfathomable --
2. Three war veterans who don't tell war stories / Kate McLoughlin --
3. Scaling war : poetic calibration and mythic measures in David Jones's In parenthesis / Hope Wolfe --
4. Imbalances : mass death and the economy of 'sacrifice' in the great war / Vincent Sherry --
Part 2. Scoping the war --
5. Civilians writing the war : metaphor, proximity, action / Sarah Cole --
6. First world war film and the face of death / Laura Marcus --
7. The zeppelin in the sky of the mind / Christine Froula --
8. Dissent and the literature of the first world war : Wyndham Lewis and Henry Williamson / Mark Rawlinson --
Part 3. 'Cosmopolitan sympathies'? --
9. 'Cosmopolitan sympathies' : poetry of the first global war / Jahan Ramazani --
10. Maternal cosmopoetics : Käthe Kollwitz and European women poets of the first world war / Margaret R. Higonnet --
11. Encountering war, encountering others : Enid Bagnold and Mary Borden / Claire Buck --
12. Entangled emotions : race, encounters and anti-colonial cosmopolitanism / Santanu Das.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 213.
Other Titles: 1st World War
Responsibility: edited by Santanu Das and Kate McLoughlin.


The First World War both extends and departs from established understandings of wartime literature and culture. The compelling essays reconsider the intersections between war, literature, culture,  Read more...


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All eleven essays and the introduction are well written and deploy a variety of approaches to the vast topic proposed in the volume's title; each essay, moreover, demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Read more...

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