Fighting Words and Images: Representing War Across the Disciplines

Fighting Words and Images: Representing War Across the Disciplines

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Edited by Elena V. Baraban, Stephan Jaeger, and Adam Muller
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2012
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336 Pages 29 Images
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ISBN 9781442641235
Published Apr 2012
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Fighting Words and Images is the first comprehensive interdisciplinary and theoretical analysis of war representations across time periods from Classical Antiquity to the present day and across languages, cultures, and media including print, painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography.

Featuring contributions from across the humanities and social sciences, Fighting Words and Images is organized into four thematically consistent, analytically rigourous sections that discuss ways to overcome the conceptual challenges associated with theorizing war representation. This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations.

Elena V. Baraban is an assistant professor in the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba.


Stephan Jaeger is an associate professor in the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba.


Adam Muller is an associate professor in the Department of English, Film, and Theatre at the University of Manitoba.

List of Illustration

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Representing War across the Disciplines
ELENA V. BARABAN, STEPHAN JAEGER, and ADAM MULLER

SECTION ONE: SILENCES

  1. Representations of War and the Social Construction of Silence
    JAY WINTER
  2. Not Writing about War
    KATE MCLOUGHLIN
  3. Occupation as the Face of War: Concealing Violence in the Diary A Woman in Berlin
    BRAD PRAGER

SECTION TWO: PERSPECTIVES

  1. Historiographical Simulations of War
    STEPHAN JAEGER
  2. The Aestheticization of Suffering on Television
    LILIE CHOULIARAKI
  3. Slotting War Narratives into Culture's Ready-Made
    HELENA GOSCILO

SECTION THREE: IDENTITIES

  1. Blessed Are the Warmakers: Martin Luther King, Vietnam, and the Black Prophetic Tradition
    JENNIFER C. JAMES
  2. Exchange of Sacrifices: Symbolizing an Unpopular War in Post-Soviet Russia
    SERGUEI ALEX. OUSHAKINE
  3. Identity and the Representation of War in Ancient Rome
    JAMES T. CHLUP

SECTION FOUR: AFTERMATHS

  1. The Battle of Stalingrad in Soviet Films
    ELENA V. BARABAN
  2. Monsters in America: The First World War and the Cultural Production of Horror
    DAVID M. LUBIN
  3. 'Ruins: The Ruin of Ruins' – Photography in the 'Red Zone' and the Aftermath of the Great War
    SIMON BAKER

Contributors

Index

Fighting Words and Images is a smart, innovative, and stimulating collection… The editors have pulled off a remarkable feat: an edited volume where many individual chapters shine, yet the sum far outweighs the individual parts.’

Stephen M. Norris, Slavic Review vol 72:02:2013