Introduction: artistic and cultural responses to war

Kerby, Martin and Baguley, Margaret and McDonald, Janet (2019) Introduction: artistic and cultural responses to war. In: The Palgrave handbook of artistic and cultural responses to war since 1914: the British Isles, the United States and Australasia. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 1-20. ISBN 978-3-319-96985-5

Abstract

This introduction explores the role played by artistic and cultural responses to conflict in communicating an understanding of loss, grief and memory. Though it is acknowledged that artistic truth is not synonymous with literal truth, the arts are well able to explore the nature of war and in doing so illuminate something about human nature, both at its best and its worse. This chapter provides a broad sweep of the material included in this handbook and contextualises it, both in terms of the other chapters, and its broader place in the genre of war art.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: c. The Editors and The Authors 2019.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 01:54
Last Modified: 01 May 2019 04:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: 9/11, Afghanistan, artists, arts, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), battlefields, combat cinematography, culture, digital technologies, Falklands War, First World War, Imperial War Museum (IWM), Marvel cinematic universe, music, official war artists, Philip Gibbs, poets, Second World War, Somme, Stamps Baxter GI School of Music, Vietnam, visual culture, war, war artists, war on terror, War Horse, war memorials, Welsh chapels, Western Front, Wirral
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950101 Music
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96986-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/35363

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