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War, film and collective memory: Plurimedial constellations

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This article discusses key concepts for the study of war film and collective memory. As a leading medium of memory, war films create and shape images and narratives of war experience. Their impact, however, is dependent on their positioning in 'plurimedial constellations' of memory culture.

Keywords: Maurice Halbwachs; collective memory; communicative memory; cultural memory; national narratives; plurimedial constellations

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Goethe University Frankfurt

Publication date: 2012-11-19

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