Memory In Culture

Paperback | November 15, 2011

byAstrid Erll

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Memory in Cultureis an introduction to one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of research: cultural memory studies. Who was Maurice Halbwachs, and what are the "social frameworks of memory"? What can Aby Warburg's work tell us about the "memory of art"? How do Pierre Nora's lieux de mémoire connect history and memory? Where does the ancient art of memory meet the neurosciences? How do media shape our most personal memories? And can remembrance become globalized? Memory in Culture addresses these and many other questions about the socio-cultural dimensions of remembering, offeringa unique overview of the history and theory of memory studies. With the concise presentation of key concepts from history, sociology, political sciences, anthropology, psychology, literary, art and media studies, it documents current international and interdisciplinary memory research in an unprecedented way.

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Memory in Cultureis an introduction to one of the most exciting new interdisciplinary fields of research: cultural memory studies. Who was Maurice Halbwachs, and what are the "social frameworks of memory"? What can Aby Warburg's work tell us about the "memory of art"? How do Pierre Nora's lieux de mémoire connect history and memory? Wh...

ASTRID ERLL is Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Germany. She has published on memories of the First World War and on fiction, cinema, media culture, transculturality and narratology. With A.Nuenning she is general editor of the series Media and Cultural Memory.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 11.1 × 4.97 × 0.36 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230297455

ISBN - 13:9780230297456

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
PART I: INTRODUCTION: WHY ‘MEMORY’?
Why ‘Memory’?
Why Now?
What Is Meant by ‘Memory’?
Memory, Remembering, or Forgetting?
Goals and Structure of this Book
PART II: THE INVENTION OF CULTURAL MEMORY: A SHORT HISTORY OF MEMORY STUDIES
Maurice Halbwachs: Mémoire collective
Aby Warburg: Mnemosyne – Pathos Formulas and a European Memory of Images
Pierre Nora’s Lieux de mémoire - and Beyond
Aleida and Jan Assmann: The Cultural Memory
PART III: THE DISCIPLINES OF MEMORY STUDIES
Historical and Social Memory
Material Memory: Art and Literature
Mind and Memory: Psychological Approaches
PART IV: MEMORY AND CULTURE: A SEMIOTIC MODEL
Metaphors - Productive, Misleading, and Superfluous, or: How to Conceive of Memory on a Collective Level
Material, Social, and Mental Dimensions of Memory Culture
Autobiographical, Semantic, and Procedural Systems of Cultural Memory
Related Concepts: Collective Identity and Cultural Experience
PART V: MEDIA AND MEMORY
Media and the Construction of Memory
The History of Memory as the History of Media
Medium of Memory: A Compact Concept
Functions of Media of Memory
Concepts of Media Memory Studies
PART VI: LITERATURE AS A MEDIUM OF CULTURAL MEMORY
Literature as a Symbolic Form of Cultural Memory
Literary Text and Mnemonic Context: Mimesis
Literature as a Medium of Collective and Individual Memory
PART VII: AFTERWORD: WHITHER MEMORY STUDIES?
Index

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"Convincingly introduces new audiences to the field of memory studies and clearly facilitates discussion among those who have already grappled with categories such as memory and trauma." - Micha Edlich, Journal of Literary Theory, December 2013