Fighting Words and Images: Representing War Across the Disciplines

Edited by Elena V. Baraban, Stephan Jaeger, and Adam Muller

© 2012

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.

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  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Illustrations: 29
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.1in x 9.3in
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This collection creatively and insightfully explains the nature, origins, dynamics, structure, and impact of a wide variety of war representations.

Fighting Words and Images: Representing War Across the Disciplines

Edited by Elena V. Baraban, Stephan Jaeger, and Adam Muller

© 2012

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 336 pages
  • Illustrations: 29
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.1in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    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
  • Author Information

    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.

  • Table of contents

    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

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