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Introduction: War and Memory

Frayn, Andrew; Phillips, Terry


Terry Phillips


This introduction situates the articles in this journal issue within recent scholarship about war and memory. The plethora of available terminology is addressed, tracing memory studies back to the rediscovery of Maurice Halbwachs’s theories of collective memory and its growth from the late 1980s, particularly in Holocaust Studies. The importance of studying war and memory now is highlighted, drawing attention to the current European and global tensions that have their roots in earlier twentieth-century conflicts. Brief synopses are offered of the issue’s articles, which discuss First World War novels; Lee Miller’s concentration camp photographs; 1960s Italian television programmes about the Holocaust; the Norwegian ‘Heavy Water Raids’; and post-1989 Rough Guides to Poland.


Frayn, A., & Phillips, T. (2018). Introduction: War and Memory. Journal of War and Culture Studies, 11(3), 181-191.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 21, 2018
Online Publication Date Jul 6, 2018
Publication Date Jul 3, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Aug 6, 2018
Journal Journal of War and Cultural Studies
Print ISSN 1752-6272
Electronic ISSN 1752-6280
Publisher Intellect
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 3
Pages 181-191
Keywords First World War; Second World War; memory studies; Holocaust studies; collective memory; nostalgia; visual cultures
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