The Cambridge companion to war writing
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
War writing is an ancient genre that continues to be of vital importance. Times of crisis push literature to its limits, requiring writers to exploit their expressive resources to the maximum in response to extreme events. This Companion focuses on British and American war writing, from Beowulf and Shakespeare to bloggers on the 'War on Terror'. Thirteen period-based chapters are complemented by five thematic chapters and two chapters charting influences. This uniquely wide range facilitates both local and comparative study. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and includes suggestions for further reading. A chronology illustrates how key texts relate to major conflicts. The Companion also explores the latest theoretical thinking on war representation to give access to this developing area and to suggest new directions for research. In addition to students of literature, the volume will interest those working in war studies, history, and cultural studies.
ContentsThe idea of war / Hew Strachan
War and words / Kate McLoughlin
People in war / Sarah Cole
War zones / Adam Piette
War in print journalism / Kate McLoughlin
The bible / David Jasper
Classical war literature / L.V. Pitcher
Medieval warfare / Corinne Saunders
Early modern war writing and the British civil wars / Philip West
The eighteenth century and the romantics on war / Gillian Russell
American Revolutionary War writing / Edward Larkin
The Victorians and war / John R. Reed
The American Civil War / Will Kaufman
The First World War: British writing / Trudi Tate
The First World War: American writing / Patrick Quinn
The Spanish Civil War / Valentine Cunningham
The Second World War: British writing / Mark Rawlinson
The Second World War: American writing / Walter Hölbling
American writing of the wars in Korea and Vietnam / Jeffrey Walsh
The Cold War and the "War on Terror" / David Pascoe.
|Series||Cambridge companions to topics.|
War stories, English
-- History and criticism.
War stories, American -- History and criticism.
War and literature -- Great Britain.
War and literature -- United States.
War in literature.
|Publisher|| Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,2009
|Other Titles|| War writing
McLoughlin, Catherine Mary,
xxiv, 263 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.