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By Sherrill E. Grace,Patrick Imbert,Tiffany Johnstone,Sherrill Grace

ISBN-10: 077354058X

ISBN-13: 9780773540583

ISBN-10: 0773540598

ISBN-13: 9780773540590

because the centenary of the nice warfare methods, voters world wide are reflecting at the heritage, trauma, and losses of a war-torn 20th century. it's in remembering previous wars that we're straight away faced with the profound horror and anguish of armed clash and the expanding elusiveness of peace. The members to Bearing Witness don't presume to unravel those troubling questions, yet galvanize new sorts of mirrored image. They discover literature, the humanities, heritage, language, and pop culture to maneuver past the language of rhetoric and commemoration supplied via politicians and the army. including nuance to discussions of warfare and peace, this assortment probes the certainty and perception created within the works of musicians, dramatists, poets, painters, photographers, and novelists, to supply a posh view of the ways that struggle is waged, witnessed, and remembered.

A compelling and informative assortment, Bearing Witness sheds new mild at the influence of battle and the facility of anguish, heroism and reminiscence, to reveal the human roots of violence and compassion.

Contributors comprise Heribert Adam (Simon Fraser University), Laura Brandon (Carleton University), Mireille Calle-Gruber (Université l. a. Sorbonne Nouvelle), Janet Danielson (Simon Fraser University), Sandra Djwa (emeritus, Simon Fraser University), Alan Filewod (University of Guelph), Sherrill Grace (University of British Columbia), Patrick Imbert (University of Ottawa), Tiffany Johnstone (PhD Candidate, college of British Columbia), Martin Löschnigg (Graz University), Lauren Lydic (PhD, collage of Toronto), Conny Steenman Marcusse (Netherlands), Jonathan Vance (University of Western Ontario), Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary), Peter C. van Wyck (Concordia University), Christl Verduyn (Mount Allison University), and Anne Wheeler (filmmaker).

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