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Conflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature : Bodies-At-War - Petra Rau

Conflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature


By: Petra Rau (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th August 2010
ISBN: 9780230231528
Number Of Pages: 207

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This collection examines ways in which modern literature responds to the body-at-war, examining the effects of violent conflict on the body in its literal and representative forms. Spanning literature from World War I to the present day, it includes essays on pacifist theatre, torture, fascist fantasies, and uniforms and masculinity.

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'The essays collected by Rau offer a broad and provocative analysis of the "vanishing body," ranging across the twentieth-century in term os of literature and history...This is a valuable collection of essays which builds on the Foucauldian-inspired work associated with the body as a historically shifting construct and connects it to a series of hithero minor texts in the literature of war.' - Routledge ABES June 2011

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Between Absence and Ubiquity: On the Meanings of the Body-at-War
'Isn't this Worth Fighting For?' World War I and the (Ab)Uses of the Pastoral Tradition
Violence and the Pacifist Body in Vernon Lee's The Ballet of the Nations
Incommensurate Histories: the Remaindered Irish Bodies of the Great War
'Soft-skinned Vehicle': Reading the Second World War in Tom Paulin's The Invasion Handbook
'A stiff is still a stiff in this country': the Problem of Murder in Wartime
Masculinity, Masquerade and the Second World War: Betty Miller's On the Side of the Angels
'One step closer to the dreamers of the nightmare': the Fascinating Fascist Corpus in Contemporary British Fiction
'Resentments': the Politics and Pathologies of War Writing
'The dangerous edge of things': Geopolitical Bodies and Cold War Fiction
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ISBN: 9780230231528
ISBN-10: 0230231527
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 11th August 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1