Når militæret skriver krigshistorier

En analyse af David Abrams’ Fobbit

  • Christine Strandmose Toft
Nøgleord: krigslitteratur, Irakkrigen, affekt, affektteori, Sianne Ngai, Alenka Zupančič, komisk latter, militærkritik

Resumé

Christine Strandmose Toft: “When the Military Writes War Stories. A Reading of David Abrams’ Fobbit
This article examines David Abram’s novel Fobbit (2012), a satirical comedy about Chance Gooding who works as a public affairs officer in the Army. First part of the article concerns the representation of the military’s attempt to represent war and asks why it is of paramount importance to the military to control the public’s view of the Iraq War. The second part considers the novel as meta-representation and discusses the kind of laughter it produces and its critical potential.

Publiceret
2018-12-23
Citation/Eksport
Toft, C. (2018). Når militæret skriver krigshistorier. Passage - Tidsskrift for Litteratur Og Kritik, 33(80), 61-73. https://doi.org/10.7146/pas.v33i80.111723
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