Thirty Years After : New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art

TitleThirty Years After : New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHeberle, Mark
Number of Pages492
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publications
CityNewcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Abstract

'Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film and Art' brings together essays on literature, film and media, representational art, and music of the Vietnam War that were generated by a three-day conference in Honolulu during Veterans Week 2005. This large and extensive volume, the first collection of Vietnam War criticism published since the 1990s, reflects significant cultural and historical changes since then, including U.S.-Vietnamese cultural transactions in the wake of political reconciliation and the Vietnamese diaspora; popular commodification and memorialization of the war in America; and, renascent American imperialism. Contributors include well-established and well-published writers and critics like Philip Beidler, Cathey Calloway, Lorrie Goldensohn, Wayne Karlin, Andrew Lam, Jerry Lembcke, Tim O'Brien, John S. Schafer, and Alex Vernon as well as emerging Vietnam scholars and critics. Among other contributions, the volume provides important quasi-bibliographical essays on canonical American and Vietnamese literature and film, African American Vietnam war narratives, Chicano fiction and poetry, and American Vietnam war art music as well as essays on such subjects as real and digital war memorials, Vietnamese popular war songs, and Vietnamization of the Gulf War. Teachers, scholars, and the general public will find 'Thirty Years After' a valuable guide to ongoing critical discussion of the most important event in American history between 1945 and 9/11.

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