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Herinneringen in steen en op papier: monumenten en prentbriefkaarten voor twee heldinnen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog: Gabrielle Petit en Edith Cavell

Leen Engelen and Marjan Sterckx UGent (2010) VOLKSKUNDE. 111(4). p.379-403
abstract
In this article we look at Belgian memories of two World War One heroines, namely the British born nurse Edith Cavell (1865-1915) and the Belgian spy Gabrielle Petit (1893-1916). Both women were executed by the Germans (in 1915 and 1916 respectively) for anti-German activities and their deaths gave rise to a lively post-war cult of remembrance. Within this context of a broader cult, we will first look at the history and form of three monuments erected for both women in the immediate post-war period in Brussels (Cavell monument, Peperstraat 1918; Cavell-Depage monument, Edith Cavellstraat 1920; Petit monument, Sint-Jansplein 1923). These monuments stand out as they were actually the first monuments erected for contemporary women as individuals in Belgium. Second we will look at photographic representations of these monuments on picture postcards. These postcards are not solely ‘photographic doubles’ of the monument, they also highlight new layers of meaning and thus contribute to the archive of visual memories of both women.
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Memories in stone and lighting : monuments and picture postcards of two world war one heroines : Gabrielle Petit and Edith Cavell
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
monument, photography, World War I, commemoration, Gabrielle Petit, memory, Edith Cavell, heroine, picture postcard
journal title
VOLKSKUNDE
Volkskunde
volume
111
issue
4
pages
379 - 403
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Article
Web of Science id
000286715400004
ISSN
0042-8523
language
Dutch
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yes
classification
A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1070454
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1070454
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2010-11-04 22:30:38
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2013-05-30 13:52:09
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  author       = {Engelen, Leen and Sterckx, Marjan},
  issn         = {0042-8523},
  journal      = {VOLKSKUNDE},
  keyword      = {monument,photography,World War I,commemoration,Gabrielle Petit,memory,Edith Cavell,heroine,picture postcard},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {379--403},
  title        = {Herinneringen in steen en op papier: monumenten en prentbriefkaarten voor twee heldinnen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog: Gabrielle Petit en Edith Cavell},
  volume       = {111},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Engelen, Leen, and Marjan Sterckx. 2010. “Herinneringen in Steen En Op Papier: Monumenten En Prentbriefkaarten Voor Twee Heldinnen Van De Eerste Wereldoorlog: Gabrielle Petit En Edith Cavell.” Volkskunde 111 (4): 379–403.
APA
Engelen, L., & Sterckx, M. (2010). Herinneringen in steen en op papier: monumenten en prentbriefkaarten voor twee heldinnen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog: Gabrielle Petit en Edith Cavell. VOLKSKUNDE, 111(4), 379–403.
Vancouver
1.
Engelen L, Sterckx M. Herinneringen in steen en op papier: monumenten en prentbriefkaarten voor twee heldinnen van de Eerste Wereldoorlog: Gabrielle Petit en Edith Cavell. VOLKSKUNDE. 2010;111(4):379–403.
MLA
Engelen, Leen, and Marjan Sterckx. “Herinneringen in Steen En Op Papier: Monumenten En Prentbriefkaarten Voor Twee Heldinnen Van De Eerste Wereldoorlog: Gabrielle Petit En Edith Cavell.” VOLKSKUNDE 111.4 (2010): 379–403. Print.