Bd. 4 (2016)

War of the Senses – The Senses in War Interactions and Tensions between Representations of War in Classical and Modern Culture

This special issue of thersites (edited by Annemarie Ambühl) addresses artistic representations of war in literature and other media, focusing especially on the role of sensory perceptions and emotions as well as on gender issues. In line with the transcultural and diachronic outlook of thersites, issues of reception are approached either by applying modern theories and methods to the interpretation of classical texts or by comparing and contrasting ancient and modern responses to war and violence and their impact on human beings and society in general. The issue features contributions that range from Homer to postmodern novels and movies, as well as reviews of thematically related recent publications. Within this wide horizon two thematic clusters emerge: One group of papers studies the narratological, aesthetic and psychological dimensions of (fictional) descriptions of battles and other forms of violence in Latin literature, especially in Caesar’s war commentaries and the epics of Lucan, Valerius Flaccus and Statius, while another group of papers looks at novels that directly or indirectly reflect on experiences from both World Wars and the recent wars in Iraq through a complex engagement with classical narratives and concepts derived from classical antiquity.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Prolegomena

Annemarie Ambühl

Antike und moderne Kriegs- und Gewaltdarstellungen im Vergleich

Pietro Verzina
Ayelet Peer
Mark Allen Thorne
Rebekka Schirner
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Literarische Kriegsdarstellungen und Antikerezeption im 1. und 2. Weltkrieg

Manuel Mackasare
PDF
Marian W. Makins

Kriegsdarstellungen aus dem 21. Jahrhundert in verschiedenen Medien

Lydia Langerwerf
Anke Walter
Christian Rollinger
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Review

Martin Dinter
Review of Fabre-Serris, Keith (eds.), Women and War in Antiquity
Christian Rollinger