The Great War
From Memory to History
Paper 438 pp.
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The Great War: From Memory to History offers a new look at the multiple ways the Great War has been remembered and commemorated through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Drawing on contributions from history, cultural studies, film, and literary studies this collection offers fresh perspectives on the Great War and its legacy at the local, national, and international levels. More importantly, it showcases exciting new research on the experiences and memories of “forgotten” participants who have often been ignored in dominant narratives or national histories.
Contributors to this international study highlight the transnational character of memory-making in the Great War’s aftermath. No single memory of the war has prevailed, but many symbols, rituals, and expressions of memory connect seemingly disparate communities and wartime experiences. With groundbreaking new research on the role of Aboriginal peoples, ethnic minorities, women, artists, historians, and writers in shaping these expressions of memory, this book will be of great interest to readers from a variety of national and academic backgrounds.
Kellen Kurschinski received his Ph.D. in history from McMaster University in 2014. His research examines disability in the aftermath of the Great War.
Steve Marti is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Delaware. His dissertation examines the relationship between identity and voluntary contributions to the war effort in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.
Alicia Robinet is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at Western University.
Matt Symes has worked and taught extensively on the history of war and memory and is co-author of five battlefield guidebooks, including Canadian Battlefields 1915–1918: A Visitor’s Guide. Symes was co-editor (with Geoffrey Hayes and Mike Bechthold) of Canada and the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp.
Jonathan F. Vance teaches history at Western University. He is the author of many works, including Maple Leaf Empire: Canada, Britain and Two World Wars (2011).
By the same editor
Canadian Battlefields 1915–1918: A Visitor’s Guide, Terry Copp, Matt Symes, and Nick Lachance
1812: A Guide to the War and its Legacy, Terry Copp, Matt Symes, Caitlin McWilliams, Nick Lachance, Geoff Keelan, and Jeffrey Mott
Canada and the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp, Geoffrey Hayes, Mike Bechthold, and Matt Symes, editors
The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: The Gothic Line and the Battle of the Rivers, Eric McGeer and Matt Symes
The Canadian Battlefields in Italy: Ortona and the Liri Valley, Eric McGeer and Matt Symes
I Luoghi Della Battaglia: Ortona, Eric McGeer, Matt Symes, and Angela Arnone