Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Kathryn Fuller-Seeley - Chair

Second Advisor

Ted Friedman

Third Advisor

Angelo Restivo


This is an examination of how the fictional representation and re-creation of past wars is colliding with the personal video presentations of the Iraq War. It raises questions about how war and art are experienced in a new way and also how “instant history” is made available to the public. Personally recorded footage of the everyday experience of war has altered the way in which society views war and copes with its aftereffects because Generation Y has become a computer based generation. This is a reception study that will show how Generation Y has used the Baby Boomers’ input about the Vietnam War as a basis for its perceptions of historiography and as both a positive and negative framework for its videography.

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