Cultures of War: Readings in War and Society



Fall 2013

HIST 7162

Cultures of War: Readings in War and Society

William Hitchcock

This colloquium is designed to expose graduate students to new scholarship on the cultural history of modern war. Topics we will touch on include: the cultural dimensions of the First World War; moral debates in wartime; how totalitarian states wage war; how colonial states wage war; gender and war; race war; war and public memory; and the problem of militarism in modern societies. Our readings will focus on the 20th Century. Students will be asked to write a number of detailed review essays of works assigned in the class.


Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904



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