Volume 4 Issue 1 - Varia

Cover date: 

Apr 2011

The following articles invite thought on the multiple ways of representing the experience of conflict and its aftermath, and the attendant problems of both the production and reception of those representations. As objects of study, these representations are far more than variations on the theme of the relationship between war and culture; they tell us something about how certain experiences of war and their meanings may be manipulated, assimilated, obscured, or foregrounded, and may continue to be taken at face value by their audiences unless we continue to explore and to question them.


Kate Macdonald The war-wounded and the congenitally impaired: Competing categories of disability in John Buchan’s Huntingtower (1922)

Charlotte Ribeyrol Feminine Hellenism and Pacifism: Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf and H.D.

Thomas Schneider Narrating the war in pictures

Paul Davenport Dangerous, Courageous, Invisible: Non-White Seafarers in the Merchant Navy

Linda Koldau Why Submarines? Interdisciplinary Approaches to a Cultural Myth of War

Angela Kershaw History of a Success: Irène Némirovsky’s Posthumous Reputation, 1944 – 2004

Sara Jones Staging Battlefields: Media, Authenticity and Politics in The Museum of Communism (Prague), The House of Terror (Budapest) and Gedenkstätte Hohenschönhausen (Berlin)

John Trafton The “Anti-War Film” and the “Anti-War-Film”: a Reading of Brian De Palma’sRedacted (2007) and Casualties of War (1989)

Sometimes I bleed, a visual essay by artist and philosopher Jac Saorsa, with nine of her original drawings

Nathan Roger Noticeboard of recent publications and forthcoming events

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