Generations after war and violence the experiences are engraved in memories and influence individual and collective attitudes toward political and social conflicts. The contributions collected in this volume concentrate on the complex interrelationships between war and its perception and representation. They examine events and cultural testimonies related to World War I, its aftermath, as well as to other violent conflicts in the 20th century. The contributions interrogate the concept of nation, challenge the implications of modern warfare, and discuss political agencies in the media and the arts with regard to soldiers, veterans and war memorials. This volume focuses on how war and violence is culturally processed and reveals astonishing examples of the after effects from 1914 to the present.
Stefan Bruendel ist Forschungsdirektor des Forschungszentrums Historische Geisteswissenschaften der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.
Frank Estelmann ist akademischer Oberrat am Institut für Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.