Dr Kevin Foster is Head of the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University in Melbourne. Educated in the UK, Canada and Australia he has conducted original research with the Australian, British, Canadian, Dutch and US militaries. He has published widely on war, cultural history and national identity and his work has appeared in a range of national and international journals. He is the author of Fighting Fictions: War, Narrative and National Identity (1999), Lost Worlds: Latin America and the Imagining of Empire (2009), the editor of What are we doing in Afghanistan? The Military and the Media at War (2009) and The Information Battlefield: Representing Australians at War (2011). His most recent monograph is Don’t Mention the War: The Australian Defence Force, the Media and the Afghan Conflict (2013).
ArticlesWhen the National Trust was established in 1895 its founders, Canon Rawnsley, Sir Robert Hunter and Octavia Hill, were, as Cannadine notes, “primarily concerned with preserving open spaces of outstanding natural beauty which were threatened with development or spoliation.” This was because, like Ruskin, Morris and “many of their contemporaries, they believed that the essence of Englishness...Read more