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Memory

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Informationen zum Autor Anne Whitehead is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Newcastle University. She is the author of Trauma Fiction and has edited Theories of Memory: A Reader and W. G. Sebald: A Critical Companion . Zusammenfassung Presents a history of the concept of 'memory' and its uses, encompassing both memory as activity and the nature of memory. This book examines debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts; introduces the reader to key thinkers in the field; and traces the links between theorisations and literary representations of memory. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction  1. Memory and Inscription  2. Memory and the self  3. Involuntary memories  4. Collective memory  Conclusion: The Art of Forgetting?  Bibliography

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Anne Whitehead is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Newcastle University. She is the author of Trauma Fiction and has edited Theories of Memory: A Reader and W. G. Sebald: A Critical Companion.



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The concept of memory has given rise to some of the most exciting new directions in contemporary theory. In this much-needed guide to a burgeoning field of a study, Anne Whitehead:

    • presents a history of the concept of memory and its uses, encompassing both memory as activity and the nature of memory
    • examines debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts
    • introduces the reader to key thinkers in the field, from ancient Greece to the present day
    • traces the links between theorisations and literary representations of memory.
Offering a clear and succinct guide to one of the most important terms in contemporary theory, this volume is essential reading for anyone entering the field of Memory Studies, or seeking to understand current developments in Cultural and Literary Studies.



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Presents a history of the concept of 'memory' and its uses, encompassing both memory as activity and the nature of memory. This book examines debates around the term in their historical and cultural contexts; introduces the reader to key thinkers in the field; and traces the links between theorisations and literary representations of memory.

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Introduction  1. Memory and Inscription  2. Memory and the self  3. Involuntary memories  4. Collective memory  Conclusion: The Art of Forgetting?  Bibliography

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Titre: Memory
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Code EAN: 9780415402736
ISBN: 978-0-415-40273-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 192
Poids: 227g
Taille: H198mm x B129mm
Année: 2008

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