The Art of Commemoration

Fifty years after the Warsaw Uprising

| University of Groningen
| University of Groningen
ISBN 9789027226976 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588114259 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027296030 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
The Art of Commemoration focuses on a particular historical event that illustrates how nations define their own identities and establish mutual relations in their discourse: the Warsaw Uprising of August 1944 and its Commemoration in 1994. This Commemoration was an innovative and unique form of transnational communication because it brought together representative speakers from all parties involved. They considered the commemorated event from different perspectives: the victim (Poland), the former enemy (Germany) and the former allies (England, USA, France and other countries, as well as Russia which liberated Poland but had not supported the Uprising). A letter from the Pope added a Catholic perspective.

The ‘art of commemoration’ consists in invoking the past events from one’s own perspective while simultaneously considering the other perspectives, as well as in making sense of the past and present at the same time. This volume analyses the artful way in which the speakers coped with these complexities in a full discourse analytic reconstruction of each address.
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Table of Contents
1. Facing the past: The commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising on the occasion of its Fiftieth anniversary
Titus Ensink and Christoph Sauer
2. A discourse analytic approach to the commemorative speeches about the Warsaw Uprising
Titus Ensink and Christoph Sauer
3. The Messianic Warsaw: Mythological framings of political discourse in the address by Lech Wałęsa
Dariusz Galasiński
4. The search for acceptable perspectives: German President Roman Herzog commemorates the Warsaw Uprising
Titus Ensink and Christoph Sauer
5. A politician’s sociology: US Vice President Gore’s categorisation of the participants in the Warsaw Uprising
Harrie Mazeland
6. Framing the past: An analysis of John Major’s address
Christina Schäffner
7. From commemoration to self-celebration: Explorations in the interplay of discourse frames and political perspectives in the address by René Monory
Danièle Torck
8. How the Russians handled a problem: The Warsaw Uprising in Sergey Filatov’s address
Klaus Steinke
9. Merging frames: A frame analysis of the South African, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand addresses
A.J. Koole
10. Pope John Paul II as a Polish Patriot: The Pope’s letter in commemoration of the Warsaw Uprising
Klaus Steinke
11. The politics of public memory: The commemoration of the Second World War in a historical and comparative perspective
Frank van Vree
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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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