Literature and Memory

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November 2006



Exploring the complex relationship between literature and memory, the volume addresses a theme that over the last two decades has become one of the central issues in literary and cultural studies. Literature is one of the media that play a crucial role in the process of representing and constructing individual and collective memories. Throughout literary history, fictional texts have engaged in a discussion of the implications, the problems, and the purposes of remembering. Literature participates in the processes of shaping collective memories and of subversively undermining culturally dominant memories by establishing counter-memories, which seek to consider, for example, gender-conscious or ethnic perspectives on past events.The 25 articles explore various facets of the relationship between literature and memory from a number of different theoretical vantage points. Particular attention is paid to genre-specific ways of representing and constructing memories.


Ansgar Nünning ist Professor für Englische und Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft an der Universität Gießen und Direktor des 'Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften'.Roy Sommer ist Geschäftsführer des Gießener Graduiertenzentrums Kulturwissenschaften (GGK) der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen.
EAN: 9783772081637
ISBN: 3772081630
Untertitel: Theoretical Paradigms - Genres - Functions. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Francke A. Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2006
Seitenanzahl: IX
Format: kartoniert
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