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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

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Edited By Elżbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska, Agata G. Handley and Piotr Zawilski

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of individuals and local communities, as well as whole nations. They offer a closer, more personal view of the impact of the Great War. The book re-constructs individual war narratives, and studies the long-term consequences of the conflict. The result is a multifaceted portrayal of the war, seen from local and international perspectives.

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The Editors

Elzżbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska is Professor Emeritus in the Institute of German Philology, University of Łódź. The main areas of her academic research include: German 20th century literature, Polish-German comparative literature and gender issues.

Agata G. Handley is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philology at the University of Łódź. The main areas of her academic interests are contemporary British and Canadian Literature, and British culture with a special emphasis on the English North.

Piotr Zawilski is Director of the State Archive in Łódź and former Director of the State Archive in Piotrków Trybunalski. He is the Vice-President of the Association of Polish Archivists.