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Introduction

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

The introduction outlines the methodology and evidence used in exploring the question of public opinion in a time before opinion polls. It also establishes the thematic, geographic, and chronological ... More


The War after Next: Anticipating Future Conflict in the New Millennium

Antulio J. Echevarria

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores anticipations of future conflict drawn from popular culture. Placing such anticipations alongside official forecasts highlights the extent to which the fears and expectations of ... More


The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This anthology is the second in the five-volume series Future-War Fiction, 1763–2001, and follows on The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871–1914, published in 1995. That selection of short stories ... More


Race, War and Apocalypse before 1945

in Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War: Representations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317088
eISBN:
9781846319792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317088.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses premonitions since the late nineteenth century of an apocalyptic race war fought with the newest, most destructive technology. It begins by outlining the myths of racial ... More


Introduction: ‘Horribly Stuffed with Epithets of War’

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the first years of the twentieth century, the British began to take precautionary measures against the perceived threat of the new German navy. Since then, the relationship between Britain and ... More


: The Victors and the Vanquished

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From 1900 onwards, future-war stories proliferated as the relationship between the Germans and the British went from bad to worse. The non-stop production of such stories rapidly gave rise to a ... More


Future-War Fiction: The First Main Phase, 1871–19001

I.F. Clarke

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the development of future-war fiction from 1871–1900. In 1871, the combined forces of press, politics and population sparked a chain reaction of future-war stories which ... More


Views, Reviews, and Downright Ridicule

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the early years of the twentieth century, the tale of the war-to-come had become a marketable commodity and gave rise to a new publishing industry. This was evident in the success of William Le ... More


How America's Fictions of Future War Have Changed the World

H. Bruce Franklin

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter surveys American future-war fiction from 1880 to 1917. The American future-war fiction that emerged in the 1880s turned America's colonial history inside out, establishing what was to ... More


‘A Full, Vivid and Interesting Picture of the Great War of the Future’

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In January 1891, the illustrated weekly Black and White published the first full-length, illustrated account of the war many were expecting to break out in the near future. Entitled The Great War of ... More


“Future War” and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

Jack Fennell

in Irish Science Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381199
eISBN:
9781781384879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381199.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at Irish examples of the ‘future war’ genre, a popular nineteenth-century genre that depicted apocalyptic battles between the European ‘great powers’; in the Irish variant, ... More


Counterinsurgency in Crisis: Britain and the Challenges of Modern Warfare

David Ucko and Robert Egnell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164276
eISBN:
9780231535410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164276.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book provides a detailed account of the British army's involvement in the Basra and Helmand campaigns. It looks at the contributions and limitations of traditional tactics in such settings, and ... More


Introduction

David Seed

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter discusses the emergence of future-war fiction in the last decades of the nineteenth century. It reviews several works from the twentieth century, including Philip George ... More


The Enemy Within and the Enemy beyond the Seas

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first year of the twentieth century saw the emergence of the new myth of the coming war between Britain and Germany. Two stories, Die Abrechnung mit England and Wehrlos zur Se, predicted that the ... More


‘Denn wir fahren, wir fahren gegen England!’

I. F. Clarke (ed.)

in The Great War with Germany, 1890-1940: Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236320
eISBN:
9781781380789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236320.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1904, August Niemann published a book entitled Der Weltkrieg – Deutsche Traume (‘World War – German Dreams’). As noted by Carl Siwinna in his survey of future-war fiction, it was the first German ... More


John Wyndham's World War III and his Abandoned Fury of Creation Trilogy

David Ketterer

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines John Wyndham's breakthrough novel, The Day of the Triffids (1951). It focuses on the evidence that, for a period, the novel was envisaged as the central volume of a ... More


From Invasion to Liberation: Alternative Visions of Mars, Planet of War

Robert Crossley

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the changing treatment of Mars as a planet of war in science fiction. Revolutionary fervour in the early twentieth century gave impetus to literary conceptions of Mars as a ... More


John Henry Palmer's The Invasion of New York, or, How Hawaii Was Annexed: Political Discourse and Emergent Mass Culture in 1897

John Rieder

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines John Henry Palmer's The Invasion of New York, or, How Hawaii Was Annexed. It argues that the significance of Palmer's book is that it demonstrates the remarkable instability of ... More


War Is Peace: Conscription and Mobilization in the Modern Utopia

Patrick Parrinder

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the modern utopia depicted in future-war fiction. It argues that it is a utopia of mobilization rather than a utopia of perfection, a land of massed marches and public ... More


On the Beach: British Nuclear Fiction and the Spaces of Empire's End

Brian Baker

in Future Wars: The Anticipations and the Fears

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317552
eISBN:
9781846317224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846317552.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Nevil Shute' novel, On the Beach, published in 1957, and its film adaptation directed by Stanley Kramer, released in 1959, which takes Melbourne and its environs as the site of ... More


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