This working group discusses research on cultural and material production by people who experienced different forms of detention during modern military conflicts. It focuses on life writing, literary and poetry works, photography and visual artworks by civilian internees, prisoners of war and refugees between 1940 and the present.

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Captivity and co-creation in photographs of Italian POWs during WWII

This paper looks at official photographs – taken by military personnel and others – of Italian POWs posing with their […]

Giorgia Alu 15 December 2022 15 December 2022
Italian Prisoners of War in Australia: Carceral Aesthetics at the Cowra Prisoner of War Camp (1941 – 1946). By Anthony White and Flavia Marcello
Anthony White 20 December 2022 20 December 2022
Love and censorship in letters from Ethiopia

This is a draft of the paper that deals with the analysis of the letters Giuseppe Girasole, an illiterate man […]

Angela Princiotto 21 December 2022 21 December 2022
Unbound, Unhidden: Digital Resistance in Offshore Detention

Hi All – Attached is my paper about Behrouz Boochani’s digital resistance during detention in Australia’s offshore processing center on […]

Megan Butler 20 December 2022 20 December 2022
Wodehouse’s Money in the Bank

Hi all — here is my contribution to the working group — about PG Wodehouse’s wartime novel Money in the Bank, which […]

Marius Hentea 19 December 2022 19 December 2022
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