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/rewritingwar/

Directed by:

Andrew Monnickendam

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

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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