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Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics

Dieter De Bruyn (UGent)
(2010) SLOVO. 22(2). p.46-65
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As one of the most lethal urban combats ever, the Warsaw Rising evoked narrative representations even before the fighting had stopped Along with the courageous 1939 defence of the city against the invading Nazis and the 1943 Ghetto Uprising, the Rising contributed to the Myth of Warsaw, that is, the glorification of Warsaw's heroic resistance to German attempts to annihilate the city Particularly since 1989, the Warsaw Rising 'master narrative' has steadily gained prominence, reaching its peak in 2004, when the sixtieth anniversary of the insurgence was celebrated with the opening of the Warsaw Rising Museum Typical of this last phase of commemoration is the stimulation of the use of popular artistic media such as rock music, graffiti art, and comics A striking example of this tendency is a yearly comic competition which is supported by the Museum and which resulted in four comics anthologies, and, indirectly, also in a series of individual comic books, and a professional comics anthology This article investigates whether these comics merely affirm the Warsaw Rising as a sacrosanct landmark of national identity or if they also offer 'a surplus of meaning that exceeds set ideological boundaries, opening spaces for reflection and counter-hegemonic memory'

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De Bruyn, Dieter. 2010. “Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics.” Slovo 22 (2): 46–65.
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De Bruyn, D. (2010). Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics. SLOVO, 22(2), 46–65.
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De Bruyn D. Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics. SLOVO. LEEDS: MANEY PUBLISHING; 2010;22(2):46–65.
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De Bruyn, Dieter. “Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics.” SLOVO 22.2 (2010): 46–65. Print.
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  abstract     = {As one of the most lethal urban combats ever, the Warsaw Rising evoked narrative representations even before the fighting had stopped Along with the courageous 1939 defence of the city against the invading Nazis and the 1943 Ghetto Uprising, the Rising contributed to the Myth of Warsaw, that is, the glorification of Warsaw's heroic resistance to German attempts to annihilate the city Particularly since 1989, the Warsaw Rising 'master narrative' has steadily gained prominence, reaching its peak in 2004, when the sixtieth anniversary of the insurgence was celebrated with the opening of the Warsaw Rising Museum Typical of this last phase of commemoration is the stimulation of the use of popular artistic media such as rock music, graffiti art, and comics A striking example of this tendency is a yearly comic competition which is supported by the Museum and which resulted in four comics anthologies, and, indirectly, also in a series of individual comic books, and a professional comics anthology This article investigates whether these comics merely affirm the Warsaw Rising as a sacrosanct landmark of national identity or if they also offer 'a surplus of meaning that exceeds set ideological boundaries, opening spaces for reflection and counter-hegemonic memory'},
  author       = {De Bruyn, Dieter},
  issn         = {0954-6839},
  journal      = {SLOVO},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {46--65},
  publisher    = {MANEY PUBLISHING},
  title        = {Patriotism of Tomorrow? The Commemoration and Popularization of the Warsaw Rising Through Comics},
  volume       = {22},
  year         = {2010},
}

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