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

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

EditorPetra RaubyPetra Rau

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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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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.

PETRA RAU is Senior Lecturer in English and European Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the author of English Modernism, National Identity and the Germans, 1890-1950 (2009). She has published on modernism, travel writing, war literature and Freudian aesthetics.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.66 × 5.7 × 0.7 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230231527

ISBN - 13:9780230231528

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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