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World War I

French Cinema and the Great War: Remembrance and Representation

by guest contributors Marcelline Block and Barry Nevin World War I represented a loss of youth, innocence and ideals unparalleled in the twentieth century. Its initiation of mechanized murder and trench warfare laid waste to patriotic ideals, dismantled empires across… Continue Reading →

Why Are All the Costume Dramas Edwardian?, or, History and Popular Memory

by Emily Rutherford When the World War I-era miniseries Parade’s End, based on the novels of Ford Madox Ford, was being broadcast on the BBC, a British friend asked me, “Why are all the costume dramas Edwardian?” It’s true: the… Continue Reading →

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