2021-11-15Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1177/00472441211033387
Introduction: The First World War and its Aftermath: Literary Networks and Cultural Encounters
Sprach- und literaturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
This introduction offers a survey of some important critical approaches to the ways in which the First World War and its aftermath have been studied, conceptualized, represented and commemorated. In particular, it notes recent scholarly interest in issues of gender, as well as a focus on widening the geographical range of the conflict beyond a dominant European paradigm. A recurrent theme is the emergence of new types of modernity in the post-war era, and the ways in which literature and the arts do not merely reflect that modernity, but actively shape and constitute it.
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