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dc.contributorVirginia Tech
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Lenny
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.coverage.temporal1939-1945
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T03:30:22Z
dc.date.available2016-09-13T03:30:22Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifierGrant_Images_of_Reintegration.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/72928
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.
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Tech
dc.relation.ispartofRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society
dc.relation.urihttp://veteransinsociety.wordpress.com/
dc.relation.urihttp://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/
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dc.subjectWorld War II
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectRepatriation
dc.subjectComics
dc.subjectFilm
dc.subjectViS
dc.subjectVeterans in Society
dc.subjectRace and/or Reconciliation, the Third Conference on Veterans in Society
dc.titleImages of Reintegration: Alternative Visual Rhetorics of the Returning World War II Soldier
dc.typePresentation
dc.typePaper
dc.rights.holderGrant, Lenny
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.
dc.description.notesConference hosted by the Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society, Department of English http://www.rhetoric.english.vt.edu/
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