Volume 4 Issue 3 - National Memory and War

Cover date: 

Apr 2012

Guest-edited by Maggie Andrews, Charlie Bagot-Jewitt, and Nigel Hunt.

National memories are constructed, contested, reconstructed and maintained in multiple ways and places. In recent years, there has been an increasingly significant place given to remembrance and commemoration at the heart of the British cultural and political terrain. When diverse populations have not necessarily shared the experience of national war beyond their popular representations in media, museums and school curricula, national remembrance is one of the ways ‘wars’ now take up a place in contemporary culture.

The issue includes articles by:

  • Ian Atherton and Philip Morgan: “The battlefield war memorial: Commemoration and the battlefield site from the Middle Ages to the modern era”
  • Susan-Mary Grant: “Constructing a commemorative culture: American Veterans and memorialization from Valley Forge to Vietnam”
  • Paul Gough: “‘Cultivating dead trees’: The legacy of Paul Nash as an artist of trauma, wilderness and recovery”
  • Paul Skrebels: “From Anzac Book to Horse and Morse: First World War Australian ‘soldiers’ books’ and the discourse of empire”
  • Maggie Andrews: “Mediating remembrance: Personalization and celebrity in television’s domestic remembrance”
  • Angela Kimyongür: “‘The beast never dies’: Maurice Gouiran and the uses of war memory”
  • Mark Imber and Trudy Fraser: “From Flanders to Fallujah: Rethinking remembrance”
  • Bülent Diken: “The ghost of Spartacus”
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