By Martin Loschnigg
The First global struggle has remained the topic of prose fiction, drama, and movie throughout international locations. This quantity offers a finished overseas survey of the cultural reminiscence of the warfare as mirrored in a number of media. It addresses the function of those media in maintaining and (re)shaping the reminiscence of the conflict, emphasizing the ancient, socio-political, gender-oriented and post-colonial contexts of its cultural representations.
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Extra info for The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film
Post-memory literature and film reinterpret and redefine the Great War but – at the same time – they create and perpetuate an empathic connection with this past, and endow it with a significance for the present. Re-working Hirsch’s definition, one can see the following purpose of post-memory literature and film: [to establish] [a] relationship that the generation[s] after those who witnessed [the Great War] bear […] to those came before, experiences they ‘remember’ only by means of the [novels, plays, films, TV series] among which they grew up.
Astrid Erll and Ansgar Nünning, 2010. 98–107. Assmann, Jan. Das kulturelle Gedächtnis. Schrift, Erinnerung und politische Identität in frühen Hochkulturen. Munich: Beck, 1999 . Assmann, Jan. ” A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies. Eds. Astrid Erll and Ansgar Nünning. 109–118. Bergonzi, Bernard. ” English Literature of the Great War Revisited: Proceedings of the Symposium on the British Literature of the First World War. Ed. Michel Roucoux. University of Picardy Press, 1986. 7–18. Confino, Alon.
S. Eliot, not with a whimper, but with the bang of 1914. S. In the same way, recent representations of the Great War in the countries of the former British Empire, especially in Canada and Australia, have tended to engage with the significance of the war as the death-knell of the old imperial world and the birth of modern nations. Although, figuratively speaking, the war had imprinted the Old World anew on the maps of countries which had already entered the road to decolonization, their military support of the mother country undoubtedly accelerated developments towards national sovereignty.
The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film by Martin Loschnigg