Demystifying the myths on the great war as depicted in Under Fire by Henri Barbusse and All quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria

Writing towards the end of the twentieth century, German literary scholar Hans Wagener reflects on the deep resonance of war literature, stating: “When we think about certain periods of history, epoch-making books come to mind that capture the spirit of those times most vividly”. Indeed, literary expressions of the Great War have performed a crucial … Read more

What Makes An Urban Legend?

Urban legends are mythical stories involving occurrences of the recent history. These stories often include elements of humor and horror that spread quickly and are commonly believed to be true; they typically echo humanity’s deepest fears or concerns. An urban legend can be retold with different settings and characters, but the central theme or idea … Read more