Language, Surveillance, and Memory-Making in WWI Fiction

with Leanne Waters

How does fiction help us understand war as an experience? What role does it play in how we record, contextualise and remember wartimes? This lecture gives a literary analysis of Pat Barker’s historical WWI novel The Eye in the Door, alongside Virginia Woolf’s post-WWI novels Mrs Dalloway and To the Lighthouse.
Such fiction provides us with alternative insights into how we record history and create memory through language, and the ways in which these processes are complicated by the nature of war.

Rathmines Library, Lower Rathmines Road on 2nd October at 6.30pm

Booking required: rathmineslibrary@dublincity.ie or (01) 4973539

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