AC ultural History of Modern Warfare by 9nbFubn

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									                                  MA Option:

                         Cultural History of War
  in Britain and America between the First World War and the Conflict in
                                Vietnam




                            Professor Joanna Bourke



This course explores the major debates in the cultural history of warfare. We will
be interrogating the experiences, representation, and memory of war for British
and American societies in the First World War, Second World War, and the
Vietnam War. The first part of the course looks at aspects of war medicine and
psychiatry, including the ways historians interpret the emotions of combat. We
then turn to the position of women in military contexts, followed by wartime
atrocities. The final classes examine representations of war in the contexts of
literature, film and propaganda, and war memorials. The module aims to promote
and advance research into the relationships between war and culture.

								
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