Language, Surveillance, and Memory-making in WW1 Fiction

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WW1 FictionMonday 2 October at 6.30pm in Rathmines Library

How does fiction help us understand war as an experience? What role does it play in how we record, contextualise and remember wartimes? Leanne Waters 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.

Admission is free. Booking is required. This event is part of Dublin Festival of History Programme

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