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dc.contributorVirginia Techen
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Lennyen
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Statesen
dc.coverage.temporal1939-1945en
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T03:30:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-09-13T03:30:22Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11en
dc.identifierGrant_Images_of_Reintegration.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72928en
dc.description.abstractDuring World War II, comic books and movies buoyed the public's spirits and offered hope to combat the uncertainty of a world at war. However, these visual media often did so at the expense of portraying authentic military veterans and the struggles they faced repatriating after WWII. This presentation examines two cases, the comics of Bill Mauldin and John Huston's Let There Be Light, that slipped the boundaries of their genres to portray the unglamorous lives soldiers returned home to. By defying viewers' expectations, these images created powerful visual arguments for greater social opportunities for returning warriors. This presentation offers a rhetorical analysis of the visuals these artists created and reviews how their legacy is being continued today with comics and movies that are designed to help warriors repatriate and the public to understand their needs.en
dc.format.extent7 pagesen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.ispartofRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Societyen
dc.relation.urihttp://veteransinsociety.wordpress.com/en
dc.relation.urihttp://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectWorld War IIen
dc.subjectRhetoricen
dc.subjectRepatriationen
dc.subjectComicsen
dc.subjectFilmen
dc.subjectViSen
dc.subjectVeterans in Societyen
dc.subjectRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Societyen
dc.titleImages of Reintegration: Alternative Visual Rhetorics of the Returning World War II Soldieren
dc.typePresentationen
dc.typeConference proceedingen
dc.rights.holderGrant, Lennyen
dc.description.notesPresented at Race and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society, which took place in Roanoke, VA from November 12-14, 2015.en
dc.description.notesConference hosted by the Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, Department of English http://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/en
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