War Blogs: Soldiers, Civilians and Institutions

This project considers how war blogs are changing how conflicts are narrated, looking specifically at Iraq war and occupation from 2003 to the present. It considers how so-called ‘citizen journalists’ were read and presented by established media organisations; what motivated some of the more influential bloggers to engage in life-writing in this particular format; how the US military has reacted to milblogger within long-standing debates war and censorship; at successes and failures to communicate across cultures – civilian, military and institutional; and finally how mediated content calls into question assumptions¬†about “authentic” war writing.

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Alisa holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, an MA from the London School of Economics and a BA... read more about: Alisa Miller