Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Beyond memory : silence and the aesthetics of remembrance / edited by Alexandre Dessingué and Jay Winter
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2016
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central (owned titles)    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 219 pages)
Series Routledge approaches to history ; 13
Routledge approaches to history ; v. 13.
Contents Silences beyond remembering and forgetting -- Colonial and postcolonial silences: listening to Kartini in the Netherlands / Paul Bijl, University of Amsterdam -- Making museum objects: a silent performance of connection and loss in Solomon Islands / Elisabeth Bonshek, University of Canberra -- History, silence and the detective in Aleksandr Terekhov's Russian novel Kamennyi Most / Julie Hansen, Uppsala University -- Nostalgic histories of war: refugees in Austria-Hungary, 1914-2014 / Julie Thorpe, University of Western Sidney -- The performativity of silence -- The many sounds of Heidegger's silence / Siobhan Kattago, Tallinn University -- Silence, remembering and forgetting in Wittgenstein, Cage, and Derrida / Steffi Hobuss, Leuphana University of Luneburg -- Cold war era silence: the movement of the graves of Russian prisoners of war in northern Norway -- Steinar Aas, University of Bodø -- Strategic silence: political persuasion between the remembered and the forgotten / Ketil Knutsen, University of Stavanger -- Silence as an aesthetic phenomenon -- Between memory and silence, between trauma and nostalgia, between family and nation: remembering the First World War / Silke Arnold-de Simine, Birkbeck, University of London -- Allegorical silence: the plague as a critical literacy act / Alexandre Dessingué, University of Stavanger -- Negotiating memories and silences: museum narratives of transatlantic slavery in England / Leanne Philpot, Cambridge University -- Shell shock, Gallipoli and the generation of silence / Jay Winter, Yale University -- Silence and social life: concluding remarks / Astrid Erll, Frankfurt University
Summary Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance analyses the intricate connections between silence, acts of remembrance and acts of forgetting, and relates the topic of silence to the international research field of Cultural Memory Studies. It engages with the most recent work in the field by viewing silence as a remedy to the traditionally binary approach to our understanding of remembering and forgetting. The international team of contributors examine case studies from colonialism, war, politics and slavery from across the globe, as well as drawing examples from literature, philosop
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 20, 2015)
Subject Culture
Memory -- Cross-cultural studies
Collective memory.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Collective memory.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Dessingué, Alexandre, editor.
Winter, J. M., editor.
ISBN 9781317421344