G4RoC (Group for the Representation of Conflict)

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The group investigates the representation of war and its presence in peacetime in contemporary
culture, focusing on trauma, post-memory and aesthetic re-creations of conflict, and their
resolution. It gathers researchers exploring the intersection of war with literature and
culture. We focus mostly on the anglophone world, but now reach out to other traditions, such
as German.
In the university curriculum, we teach courses at MA level on war, modernity and crisis; from
2024, a course on the representation of war will become part of the degree syllabus. We also
supervise dissertations at undergraduate, MA and PhD level.
We publish quality research in journals and books, organize seminars and conferences, notably
the successful 2021 international conference. We received funding for a Ministry project
(2018-2021) that enabled us to strengthen our European dimension and undertake research at
major libraries and archives. We maintain an active webpage: https://blogs.uab.cat/

Research lines

  • Research lines:
  • the literature of war and conflict
  • post-memory and trauma
  • representation of war in contemporary culture, principally anglophone, but also German and other European scenarios
  • aesthetic re-creations of conflict
  • reception of war literature in peacetime


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