Palgrave Studies in Languages at War

Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific

Language, Trauma, Memory, and Official Discourse

Editors: Laugesen, Amanda, Fisher, Catherine (Eds.)

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  • Directly contributes to the project of understanding language in the context of war and conflict
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  • Makes use of a variety of fascinating resources such as collections of war photography, records of women’s radio broadcasts, soldiers’ letters, oral interviews, and casualty notifications
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  • Shifts and broadens the geographical focus of the existing scholarship in language and war
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  • Draws on innovative methods from a variety of disciplines
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This edited book includes chapters that explore the impact of war and its aftermath in language and official discourse. It covers a broad chronological range from the First World War to very recent experiences of war, with a focus on Australia and the Pacific region. It examines three main themes in relation to language: the impact of war and trauma on language, the language of war remembrance, and the language of official communications of war and the military. An innovative work that takes an interdisciplinary approach to the themes of war and language, the collection will be of interest to students and scholars across linguistics, literary studies, history and conflict studies.


About the authors

Amanda Laugesen is Director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre at the Australian National University. She is the author of a number of books, including Furphies and Whizz-bangs: Anzac Slang from the Great War (2015) and Taking Books to the World: American Publishers and the Cultural Cold War (2017).

Catherine Fisher is a Visiting Fellow in the School of History at the Australian National University. Her research examines the history of Australian women’s broadcasting. Her work has been published in Women’s History Review, Outskirts: Feminisms Along the Edge, and Lilith: A Feminist History Journal.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific—Language, Trauma, Memory, and Official Discourse

    Pages 1-16

    Laugesen, Amanda (et al.)

  • Losing People: A Linguistic Analysis of Minimisation in First World War Soldiers’ Accounts of Violence

    Pages 17-42

    Penry Williams, Cara (et al.)

  • Portraying the Enemy: Humour in French and Australian Trench Journals

    Pages 43-65

    Duché, Véronique

  • Mnemosyne and Athena: Mary Booth, Anzac, and the Language of Remembrance in the First World War and After

    Pages 67-86

    Brooklyn, Bridget

  • Jacques Rancière and the Politics of War Literature: Poetry and Trauma in Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War (1928)

    Pages 87-103

    Ramsey, Neil

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Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Expressions of War in Australia and the Pacific
Book Subtitle
Language, Trauma, Memory, and Official Discourse
Editors
  • Amanda Laugesen
  • Catherine Fisher
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Languages at War
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23890-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23890-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23889-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-23892-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 237
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations
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