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Memorial culture(s) after the Great War: Monuments and remembrance

Books for discussion

Gregory, Adrian, The Silence of Memory: Armistice Day, 1919-1946 (London, 1994).

Lloyd, D.W., Battlefield Tourism: Pilgrimage and the Commemoration of the Great War in Britain, Australia and Canada, 1919-1939 (London, 1998).

Winter, Jay, Remembering War: The Great War between Memory and History in the Twentieth Century (New Haven, 2006).

Ziemann, Benjamin, Contested Commemorations: Republican War Veterans and Weimar Political Culture (Cambridge, 2013).

Core Texts

Edkins, Jenny, Trauma and the Memory of Politics (Cambridge, 2003), pp. 57-110 [Chapter 3: War Memorials and Remembrance: The London Cenotaph and the Vietnam Wall].

King, Alex, ‘Remembering and Forgetting in the Public Memorials of the Great War’, in Forty/Küchler, The Art of Forgetting, pp. 147-169.

Mayo, James M., ‘War Memorials as Political Memory’, Geographical Review 78 (1988), pp. 62-75.

Sherman, Daniel J., ‘Art, Commerce, and the Production of Memory in France after World War I, in Gillis, Commemorations, pp. 186-214

Further Reading

Ashplant, T.G. et al. (eds.), The Politics of War Memory and Commemoration (Routledge, 2000).Hynes, S., A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture (London, 1990).

Bell, Duncan (ed.), Memory, Trauma, and World Politics. Reflections on the Relationship between Past and Present (Basingstoke, 2006). E-book - library

Hynes, S., A War Imagined: The First World War and English Culture (London, 1990).

King, A., Memorials of the Great War in Britain: The Symbolism and Politics of Remembrance (Oxford, 1998).

Piehler, G. Kurt, ‘The War Dead and the Gold Star: American Commemoration of the First World War’, in Gillis, Commemorations, pp. 168-185.

Shanken, Andrew M., ‘Research on Memorials and Monuments’, Anales des Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas 84 (2004), pp. 163-172.

Sherman, Dankel J., ‘Bodies and Names: The Emergence of Commemoration in Interwar France’, American Historical Review, 103 (1998), pp. 443-466.

Winter, Jay, ‘Forms of Kinship and Remembrance in the Aftermath of the Great War’, in Sivan/Winter, War and Remembrance, pp. 40-60.