Asking whether a genuinely shared European memory is possible while addressing the dangers of a single, homogenized European memory, Gluhovic examines the contradictions, specificities, continuities and discontinuities in the European shared and unshared pasts as represented in the works of Pinter, Tadeusz Kantor, Heiner Muller and Artur Zmijewski.
About the Author
Milija Gluhovic is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance and Director of an Erasmus Mundus MA in International Performance Research at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include contemporary European theatre and performance, memory studies, and discourses of European identity, migrations and human rights. He is the co-editor (with Karen Fricker) of Performing the 'New' Europe: Identities, Feelings, and Politics in the Eurovision Song Contest (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Theorising Europe and Recollection 2. History, Memory, and Trauma in Heiner Muller's Theatre 3. Contested Pasts and the Ethics of Remembrance in Tadeusz Kantor's 'Theatre of Death' 4. Postmemory, Vulnerability, Affect 5. Conclusion: European Memories and the Margins of Europe: Sarajevo Theatre Tragedy and Three Prayers for One Wish