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Introduction: War and Memory
  This introduction situates the articles in this journal issue within recent scholarship about war and memory. The plethora of available terminology is addressed, tracing memory studies back to the rediscovery of Maurice Halbwachs’s theories of collective memory and its growth from the late 1980s, particularly in Holocaust Studies. The importance of studying war and memory now is highlighted, drawing attention to the current European and global tensions that have their roots in earlier twentieth-century conflicts. Brief synopses are offered of the issue’s articles, which discuss First World War novels; Lee Miller’s concentration camp photographs; 1960s Italian television programmes about the Holocaust; the Norwegian ‘Heavy Water Raids’; and post-1989 Rough Guides to Poland.

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    03 July 2018

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    PN0441 Literary History

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism

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    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Frayn, A., & Phillips, T. (2018). Introduction: War and Memory. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 11(3), 181-191.



First World War; Second World War; memory studies; Holocaust studies; collective memory; nostalgia; visual cultures

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