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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:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Publication:Proceedings of the British Academy. no:213
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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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2018288666
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Santanu Das; Catherine Mary McLoughlin
ISBN: 9780191869198 0191869198
ISSN:0068-1202
OCLC Number: 1250089609
Notes: Proceedings of the conference, "First World War: literature, culture, modernity," held November 11-12, 2014.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 268 pages : illustrations.). :
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.

Abstract:

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, proximity and distance, the divide between the living and the dead, the transfiguration of the skies, resistance, empire and cosmopolitanism are some of the themes that emerge in essays that simultaneously illuminate and take us beyond the parenthesis of the war years. The terms 'war writing', 'modernism', and 'modernity' are themselves revisited as the cast of internationally renowned contributors embed the conflict in a broader and more global understanding of twentieth-century literature and culture.

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