The Unknown Soldier: Film as a Founding Trauma and National Monument
2007 (English)In: Collective Traumas: Memories of War and Conflict in 20th-Century Europe, Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang , 2007, 111-141 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Collective Traumas is about the traumatic European history of the 20th century - war, genocide, dictatorship, ethnic cleansing - and how individuals, communities and nations have dealt with their dark past through remembrance, historiography and legal settlements. Memories, and especially collective memories, serve as foundations for national identities and are politically charged. Regardless whether memory is used to support or to challenge established ideologies, it is inevitably subject to political tensions. Consequently, memory, history and amnesia tend to be used and abused for different political and ideological purposes. From the perspectives of historical, literary and visual studies the essays focus on how the experiences of war and profound conflict have been represented and remembered in different national cultures and communities. This volume is a vital contribution to memory studies and trauma theory. Collective Traumas is a result of the multi-disciplinary research project on Memory Culture that was initiated in 2002 at Karlstad University, Sweden.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bruxelles: P.I.E. Peter Lang , 2007. 111-141 p.
Studies on Film
Research subject Film Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-101809ISBN: 978-90-5201-068-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-101809DiVA: diva2:707456