Help wanted. Disabled Students Program seeks a note taker for English 122NW $25/unit 2120 SRB for application. Lecture today. Damage & regeneration Class Ernst Friedrich & war photography. Damage & Regeneration.
- Codes of conduct (gentlemanly behavior) at odds with brute realities of trench warfare and total war
- Casualty lists: “it doesn’t even put them off their sausages!” (69); statistical abstraction
“Was it not noticeable at the end of the war that men returned from the battlefield grown silent – not richer, but poorer in communicable experience?”
“a very strange look….an incomprehensible look, which a man will never see in England….It was not despair or terror, for it was a blindfold look, without expression, like a dead rabbit’s. It will never be painted, and no actor will ever seize it. And to describe it, I think I must go back and be with them.”
“Let the atrocious images haunt us. Even if they are only tokens and cannot possibly encompass all the reality of a people’s agony, they still perform an immensely positive function. The image says: keep these events in your memory.”
- Susan Sontag
a people’s triumph (national glory; the “pride of the British army”)