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An exploration of sight, and its relationship with reality, in literature from both world wars

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Writers from both world wars, concerned with the representation of war, wrestled with the predicament of partial sight. Their work reveals the problematic dichotomy that exists between the individual’s selective range of vision and the immense scale of conflict. Central to this authorial dilemma is the question of the visual frame: how do you contain – within the written word – sight that resists containment and expression? The scale of the two world wars accentuated the representative proble...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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