In Memory of Memory

In Memory of Memory PDF Author: Maria Stepanova
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811228843
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 436

Book Description
An exploration of life at the margins of history from one of Russia’s most exciting contemporary writers Shortlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize Winner of the MLA Lois Roth Translation Award With the death of her aunt, the narrator is left to sift through an apartment full of faded photographs, old postcards, letters, diaries, and heaps of souvenirs: a withered repository of a century of life in Russia. Carefully reassembled with calm, steady hands, these shards tell the story of how a seemingly ordinary Jewish family somehow managed to survive the myriad persecutions and repressions of the last century. In dialogue with writers like Roland Barthes, W. G. Sebald, Susan Sontag, and Osip Mandelstam, In Memory of Memory is imbued with rare intellectual curiosity and a wonderfully soft-spoken, poetic voice. Dipping into various forms—essay, fiction, memoir, travelogue, and historical documents—Stepanova assembles a vast panorama of ideas and personalities and offers an entirely new and bold exploration of cultural and personal memory.

Medieval Hispanic Studies in Memory of Alan Deyermond

Medieval Hispanic Studies in Memory of Alan Deyermond PDF Author: Andrew M. Beresford
Publisher: Tamesis Books
ISBN: 1855662507
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
The essays in this volume cover lyric, hagiography, clerical verse narrative, frontier balladry, historical and codicological studies, and include the draft of an unpublished essay found amongst Professor Deyermond's papers.

In Memory of Times to Come

In Memory of Times to Come PDF Author: Melissa Demian
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1805394053
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 378

Book Description
Drawing on twenty years of research, this book examines the historical perspective of a Pacific people who saw “globalization” come and go. Suau people encountered the leading edge of missionization and colonialism in Papua New Guinea and were active participants in the Second World War. In Memory of Times to Come offers a nuanced account of how people assess their own experience of change over the course of a critical century. It asks two key questions: What does it mean to claim that global connections are in the past rather than the present or the future, and what does it mean to claim that one has lost one’s culture, but not because anyone else took it away or destroyed it?

Philosophical Perspectives on Memory and Imagination

Philosophical Perspectives on Memory and Imagination PDF Author: Anja Berninger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1000785785
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 347

Book Description
This book explores the structure and function of memory and imagination, as well as the relation and interaction between the two states. It is the first book to offer an integrative approach to these two emerging areas of philosophical research. The essays in this volume deal with a variety of forms of imagining and remembering. The contributors come from a range of methodological backgrounds: empirically minded philosophers, analytic philosophers engaging mainly in conceptual analysis, and philosophers informed by the phenomenological tradition. Part 1 consists of novel contributions to ontological issues regarding the nature of memory and imagination and their respective structural features. Part 2 focuses on questions of justification and perspective regarding both states. The chapters in Part 3 discuss issues regarding memory and imagination as skills or abilities. Finally, Part 4 focuses on the relation between memory, imagination, and emotion. Philosophical Perspectives on Memory and Imagination will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in philosophy of memory, philosophy of imagination, philosophy of mind, and epistemology.

The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective

The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective PDF Author: Mengistu Amberber
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027291799
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 284

Book Description
This book offers, for the first time, a detailed comparative study of how speakers of different languages express memory concepts. While there is a robust body of psycholinguistic research that bears on how memory and language are related, there is no comparative study of how speakers themselves conceptualize memory as reflected in their use of language to talk about memory. This book addresses a key question: how do speakers of different languages talk about the experience of having prior experiences coming to mind (‘remembering’) or failing to come to mind (‘forgetting’)? A complex array of answers is provided through detailed grammatical and semantic investigation of different languages, including English, German, Polish, Russian and also a number of non-Indo-European languages, Amharic, Cree, Dalabon, Korean, and Mandarin. In addition, the book calls for a broader interdisciplinary engagement by urging that cognitive semantics be integrated with other sciences of memory.

Remembering Mass Atrocities: Perspectives on Memory Struggles and Cultural Representations in Africa

Remembering Mass Atrocities: Perspectives on Memory Struggles and Cultural Representations in Africa PDF Author: Mphathisi Ndlovu
Publisher: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3031398920
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 306

Book Description
This book explores how popular cultural artifacts, literary texts, commemorative practices and other forms of remembrances are used to convey, transmit and contest memories of mass atrocities in the Global South. Some of these historical atrocities took place during the Cold war. As such, this book unpacks the influence or role of the global powers in conflict in the Global South. Contributors are grappling with a number of issues such as the politics of memorialization, memory conflicts, exhumations, reburials, historical dialogue, peacebuilding and social healing, memory activism, visual representation, transgenerational transmission of memories, and identity politics.

Perspectives on Memory Research

Perspectives on Memory Research PDF Author: Lars-Goran Nilsson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317767810
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 415

Book Description
First published in 1985. This conference on Perspectives on Memory Research was held at the University of Uppsala, June 20-24, 1977. A main purpose of it was to commemorate the birth of the University of Uppsala in 1477. This was also the purpose of more than 40 other conferences and symposia held in Uppsala during the year of 1977.

Knowledge and Acknowledgement in the Politics of Memory of the Armenian Genocide

Knowledge and Acknowledgement in the Politics of Memory of the Armenian Genocide PDF Author: Vahagn Avedian
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429845154
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Is the Armenian Genocide a strictly historical matter? If that is the case, why is it still a topical issue, capable of causing diplomatic rows and heated debates? The short answer would be that the century old Armenian Genocide is much more than a historical question. It emerged as a political dilemma on the international arena at the San Stefano peace conference in 1878 and has remained as such into our days. The disparity between knowledge and acknowledgement, mainly ascribable to Turkey’s official denial of the genocide, has only heightened the politicization of the Armenian question. Thus, the memories of the WWI era refuse to be relegated to the pages of history but are rather perceived as a vivid presence. This is the result of the perpetual process of politics of memory. The politics of memory is an intricate and interdisciplinary negotiation, engaging many different actors in the society who have access to a wide range of resources and measures in order to achieve their goals. By following the Armenian question during the past century up to its Centennial Commemoration in 2015, this study aims to explain why and how the politics of memory of the Armenian Genocide has kept it as a topical issue in our days.

Past and Power: Public Policies on Memory. Debates, from Global to Local

Past and Power: Public Policies on Memory. Debates, from Global to Local PDF Author: Jordi Guixé
Publisher: Edicions Universitat Barcelona
ISBN: 8447539938
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 489

Book Description
The public authorities have not successfully resolved the management of the traumatic memory of the wars, dictatorships and massacres to which the European project was always intended to be a counterpoint. The conflict of memories and the public discourses about the past are latent on ideological, political and cultural levels. However, if in the past the conflict concerning memories tended to develop inside the borders of countries, it has now leapt into the European arena. This has also led to the confrontation and questioning of the great narratives established in the common memory, especially with countries of the East joining the European Union. Each community, group or nation maintains common memories that do not always fit in or converge with a general overall account. The origins of the UB Solidarity Foundation’s European Observatory on Memories lie in these debates, and through this book — which includes the contributions of specialists in multiple disciplines and the speeches that were given at the first international symposium, “Memory and Power: A Transnational Perspective” — it hopes to present some of the key challenges that this conflict of memories has in store for us in the present and in the future.

Dynamics of Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe

Dynamics of Memory and Identity in Contemporary Europe PDF Author: Eric Langenbacher
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857455818
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 248

Book Description
The collapse of the Iron Curtain, the renationalization of eastern Europe, and the simultaneous eastward expansion of the European Union have all impacted the way the past is remembered in today's eastern Europe. At the same time, in recent years, the Europeanization of Holocaust memory and a growing sense of the need to stage a more "self-critical" memory has significantly changed the way in which western Europe commemorates and memorializes the past. The increasing dissatisfaction among scholars with the blanket, undifferentiated use of the term "collective memory" is evolving in new directions. This volume brings the tension into focus while addressing the state of memory theory itself.
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