Conflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature: Bodies-at-War by P. RauConflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature: Bodies-at-War by P. Rau

Conflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature: Bodies-at-War

byP. Rau, Petra Rau

Hardcover | August 11, 2010

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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.
CHRISTINE BERBERICH Senior Lecturer in 19th and 20th-century English and European Literature, University of Portsmouth, UK MARINA MACKAY Washington University, St. Louis, USA EUGENE MCNULTY Lecturer in English, St Patrick's College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland GILL PLAIN Professor of English Literature and Popular Culture, University o...
Title:Conflict, Nationhood and Corporeality in Modern Literature: Bodies-at-WarFormat:HardcoverDimensions:207 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.7 inPublished:August 11, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230231527

ISBN - 13:9780230231528


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Between Absence and Ubiquity: On the Meanings of the Body-at-War; P.Rau 'Isn't this Worth Fighting For?' World War I and the (Ab)Uses of the Pastoral Tradition; C.Berberich Violence and the Pacifist Body in Vernon Lee's The Ballet of the Nations; P.Pulham Incommensurate Histories: the Remaindered Irish Bodies of the Great War; E.McNulty 'Soft-skinned Vehicle': Reading the Second World War in Tom Paulin's The Invasion Handbook; M.Rawlinson 'A stiff is still a stiff in this country': the Problem of Murder in Wartime; G.Plain Masculinity, Masquerade and the Second World War: Betty Miller's On the Side of the Angels; Victoria Stewart 'One step closer to the dreamers of the nightmare': the Fascinating Fascist Corpus in Contemporary British Fiction; P.Rau 'Resentments': the Politics and Pathologies of War Writing; M.Mackay 'The dangerous edge of things': Geopolitical Bodies and Cold War Fiction; R.Robinson Index