Walsh, Michael JK & Andrekos Varnava, ed.: Australia and the Great War

Walsh, Michael JK & Andrekos Varnava, ed.

Australia and the Great War: Identity, Memory and Mythology, MUP Academic, Carlton, 2016

Australia and the Great War explores both the immediate and long-term consequences of the war on this complex relationship, looking in particular at identity, history, gender, propaganda, economics and nationalism. This multidisciplinary collection of essays unveils the creation and subsequent [mis]use of histories and mythologies while considering the necessity and nature of both remembering, and forgetting, war. (blurb)

Authors include Melanie Oppenheimer, Alexia Moncrieff, Emily Robertson, Brett Holman, Daniel Marc Segesser, Stephanie James, Joy Damousi, Ayhan Aktar, Silvia Mergenthal, Sarah Midford, Ashleigh Gilbertson, Carolyn Holbrook and Ryan Johnston.

The volume is reviewed for Honest History by David Stephens. There is a report on the complete conference by Ashleigh Gilbertson.

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