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The Great War

From Memory to History

Kellen Kurschinski, Steve Marti, Alicia Robinet, Matt Symes, and Jonathan F. Vance, editors


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$38.99 Paper, 450 pp.

ISBN13: 978-1-77112-050-0

Release Date: Forthcoming September 2014



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 is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at McMaster University and Editor of His research examines the medical and sociocultural impact of the Great War.

Steve Marti is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Ontario. 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 is a Ph.D. Candidate in history at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is the co-author of five battlefield guides, including 1812: A Guide to the War and Its Legacy (2013) and Canadian Battlefields 1915–18: A Visitor’s Guide (2011).

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).

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