Andrea Greenbaum, PhD, professor of English and Director of the Professional Writing Program, recently published a new book titled “The Tropes of War: Visual Hyperbole and Spectacular Culture” which explores narratives of war and how they are constructed.
Release on September 15, 2015, Greenbaum’s book examines the remnants of war, the shards that construct the narratives and documents how those who return and record their memories - whether through the construction of graphic novel memoirs, documentary films, photojournalism, or by working to heal wounds by making peace – endeavor to excavate these broken pieces.
In the book, Greenbaum contends that the theatre of war has been transferred from physical space to virtual space and that the interconnectivity of warfare, a stream of information which we have the ability to manipulate and control, has been redefined, and is, in fact, viral.
“Tropes of War” has been selected for the upcoming 2015 Miami Book Fair. Greenbaum will present on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 3:30 p.m. This is the second time Greenbaum has been featured in the fair. Her previous work, “Jews of South Florida,” was chosen in 2005.
Readers can attend the event by visiting this link: http://miamibookfair.com/?events_author=andrea-greenbaum.
“The Tropes of War: Visual Hyperbole and Spectacular Culture” is published by Palgrave/Macmillan and is available for purchase on Amazon.