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Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies / Edition 1

Memory Unbound: Tracing the Dynamics of Memory Studies / Edition 1

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Though still a relatively young field, memory studies has undergone significant transformations since it first coalesced as an area of inquiry. Increasingly, scholars understand memory to be a fluid, dynamic, unbound phenomenon—a process rather than a reified object. Embodying just such an elastic approach, this state-of-the-field collection systematically explores the transcultural, transgenerational, transmedial, and transdisciplinary dimensions of memory—four key dynamics that have sometimes been studied in isolation but never in such an integrated manner. Memory Unbound  places leading researchers in conversation with emerging voices in the field to recast our understanding of memory’s distinctive variability.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785338410
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Pieter Vermeulen is an assistant professor of American and comparative literature at the University of Leuven. He is the author of Contemporary Literature and the End of the Novel: Creature, Affect, Form (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Geoffrey Hartman: Romanticism after the Holocaust (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2010).

Lucy Bond is a senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Westminster and a founder of the London Cultural Memory Consortium. She is the author of Frames of Memory after 9/11: Culture, Criticism, Politics, and Law (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and a coeditor (with Jessica Rapson) of The Transcultural Turn: Interrogating Memory between and beyond Borders (De Gruyter, 2014).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction: Memory on the Move

Lucy Bond, Stef Craps, and Pieter Vermeulen

Chapter 1. Staging Shared Memory: Je Veux voir and L’Empreinte de l’ange

Max Silverman

Chapter 2. Remembering the Indonesian Killings: The Act of Killing and the Global Memory Imperative

Rosanne Kennedy

Chapter 3. Transnational Memory and the Construction of History through Mass Media

Aleida Assmann

Chapter 4. Small Acts of Repair: The Unclaimed Legacy of the Romanian Holocaust

Marianne Hirsch and Leo Spitzer

Chapter 5. Fictions of Generational Memory: Caryl Phillips’s In the Falling Snow and Black British Writing in Times of Mnemonic Transition

Astrid Erll

Chapter 6. The Uses of Facebook for Examining Collective Memory: The Emergence of Nasser Facebook Pages in Egypt

Joyce van de Bildt

Chapter 7. Connective Memory: How Facebook Takes Charge of Your Past

José van Dijck

Chapter 8. Embodiments of Memory: Toward an Existential Approach to the Culture of Connectivity

Amanda Lagerkvist

Chapter 9. Metaphorical Memories of the Medieval Crusades after 9/11

Brian Johnsrud

Chapter 10. The Agency of Memory Objects: Tracing Memories of Soweto at Regina Mundi Church

Frauke Wiegand

Chapter 11. Cultural Memory Studies in the Epoch of the Anthropocene

Richard Crownshaw

Chapter 12. “Filled with Words”: Modeling the September 11 Digital Archive and the Utility of Digital Methods in the Study of Memory

Jessica K. Young



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