In this Book
Centering on novels, films, memoirs, and poster art that gave aesthetic expression to the Iran-Iraq War, the essays gathered in this volume present multiple perspectives on the war’s most complex and underrepresented narratives. These scholars do not naively claim to represent an authenticity lacking in official discourses of the war, but rather, they call into question the notion of authenticity itself. Finding, deciding upon, and creating a language that can convey any sort of truth at all—collective, national, or private—is the major preoccupation of the texts and critiques in this diverse collection.
Table of Contents
- Part I. Transnational Contexts: Interconnected Histories, Geographies, and Languages
- Part II. Theorizing Cultural Expressions of War
- Part III. War Through Visual Representations
- Part IV. Literary Narratives of War