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This collection of essays investigates the multifarious meanings of the Great War considered from a multifaceted perspective as the event that opens up the cultural history of the 20th century. After an introduction delineating ‘unrepresentability’, the core methodological issue of the book, the volume brings together many different strands of analysis and is divided into two main sections: the first provides a cultural and philosophical framework while the second explores specific linguistic and literary issues.
Given the variety of perspectives and methodological approaches adopted by the contributors, the volume offers original and useful insights into WWI. The underlying rationale of the book, remaining faithful to the catastrophe of the war, without transforming it into a mere object of scientific investigation or ideological interpretation, helps to shed light on contemporary scenarios.
Mariavita Cambria, MPhil, PhD, is Associate Professor in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Messina, Italy. Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, multimodality, Irish studies, genre analysis, corpus linguistics and contemporary varieties of English, having published extensively on these issues.Giuliana Gregorio, PhD, is Associate Professor in History of Philosophy at the University of Messina, Italy. Her research activity is mainly dedicated to contemporary philosophy, focusing in particular on hermeneutics, phenomenology, historicism, and the relationships between philosophy and sciences, subjects on which she has published various monographs and essays.Caterina Resta is Full Professor in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Messina, Italy. Her research covers contemporary French and German philosophy, as well as geophilosophy. She has published several volumes and articles both on those issues and on the Great War.
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