Annonce de parution – “Mnemosyne and Mars: Artistic and Cultural Representations of Twentieth-century Europe at War”, eds. Manuel Braganca, Dominique Jeannerod and Peter Tame

This volume will be of interest to everyone seeking to understand the relationship between war as an historical narrative and its representation in the arts and in culture, notably in literature, film, theatre and music. More specifically, it will be of the greatest interest to undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and academics in a wide range of disciplines, including literary studies, film and drama studies, music, and history. The Introduction, by Jay Winter, sets the context, particularly with reference to the First World War, while the Conclusion summarises the significance of the research undertaken and its value for future research.

This book will also have an impact on writers, publishers and organizers of exhibitions, museums, memorial sites and monuments whose influence in the field of war and memory has been increasing steadily in recent years. The imminent celebrations and commemorations pertaining to the Great War, beginning in 2014, together with the imminence of the seventieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2015, will provide additional stimuli to public attention in this area over the next few years.

Peter Tame is Reader in French Studies at Queen’s University Belfast. He is also Director of the University’s War and Memory Research Group. His research areas are French war fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; modern French fiction and political ideology; and places and spaces in modern French fiction. His publications include La Mystique du fascisme dans l’oeuvre de Robert Brasillach (1986), The Ideological Hero in the Novels of Robert Brasillach, Roger Vailland, and André Malraux (1998), an edited, annotated translation of Robert Brasillach’s memoirs, Notre avant-guerre, under the title Before the War (2003), and André Chamson 1900-1983: A Critical Biography (2006). In 2012, he co-organised the conference on war and memory in Warsaw that provided the basis for the current edited volume.

Dominique Jeannerod lectures in French Studies in the School of Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast. His principal areas of interest are in the international circulation of popular fiction, in the theory of the literary field, and in crime fiction writing in Europe. He is a founding member of the War and Memory Research Group at Queen’s University, and leads the ICRH International Crime Fiction research Group. He has taught at Freiburg and at Strasbourg Universities, and at Trinity College and University College (Dublin), before taking up his present appointment at Queen’s. He is the author of San-Antonio et son double (2010).

Manuel Bragança is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities and a founding member of the War and Memory Research Group at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the author of La Crise allemande du roman français (2012), and his research spans two main areas: French historiography and memories of the Second World War, and the links between ideology, fiction and emotions.

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