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    Iraq war body counts: reportage, photography, and fiction

    Luckhurst, Roger (2017) Iraq war body counts: reportage, photography, and fiction. Modern Fiction Studies 63 (2), pp. 355-372. ISSN 0026-7724.

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    This essay explores the representation of the Iraq War dead. There is, as yet, no official count of those killed in Iraq. US military policy established a moratorium on representing the American dead, meaning that any images became contested. This essay examines the debates around this fraught question as it emerges in newspaper reportage, photography, confrontational art, and the fiction of the war. It ends with an exploration of fiction by non-American writers Sinan Antoon, Saad Hossain, and Ahmed Saadawi, in whose work there appears an attempt to reinscribe the absent bodies of the Iraq War.


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    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
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    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2017 13:13
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