Theories of Memory A Reader

ISBN-10: 0801887291
ISBN-13: 9780801887291
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Theories of Memory provides a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly expanding field of memory studies. It is a resource through which students of literature will be able both to broaden their knowledge of contemporary theoretical perspectives and to trace the development of ideas about memory from the classical period to the present. The reader is organized into three parts: Part I, Beginnings, is historical in scope. Its three sections, Classical and Early Modern Ideas of Memory, Enlightenment and Romantic Memory, and Memory and Late Modernity, lay out key psychological, rhetorical, and cultural concepts of memory in the work of a range of thinkers from Plato to Walter Benjamin. Part II, Positionings, identifies three major perspectives through which memory has been defined and debated more recently: Collective Memory, Jewish Memory Discourse, and Trauma. Part III, Identities, examines the key role of memory in contemporary constructions of identity under the headings of Gender, Race/Nation, and Diaspora.

Michael Rossington and Anne Whitehead are senior lecturers in English literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Classical and early modern ideas of memory
from Theaetetus and Phaedrus
De Memoria et Reminiscentia
from On the ideal orator (De oratore)
from Ad Herennium
from The book of memory : a study in medieval culture
from The art of memory
Enlightenment and Romantic memory
from An essay concerning human understanding
from A treatise of human nature
from Philosophy of mind, being part three of the encyclopaedia of the philosophical sciences
Memory and late modernity
from The eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
from On the uses and disadvantages of history for life
from Matter and memory
A note upon the 'mystic writing-pad'
On the image of Proust
Collective memory
from The collective memory
from Between memory and history : Les Lieux de Memoire
from Toute la memoire du monde : repetition and forgetting
Jewish memory discourse
from Zakhor : Jewish history and Jewish memory
from From a ruined garden : the memorial books of Polish Jewry
from The texture of memory : Holocaust memorials and meaning
Trauma
from Memory's time : chronology and duration in Holocaust testimonies
from Trauma and experience
from History in transit : experience, identity, critical theory
Gender
from The social inheritance of the Holocaust : gender, culture and memory
from Feminism and cultural memory : an introduction
from Family secrets : acts of memory and imagination
Race/nation
from Imagined communities : reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism
from The nation form : history and ideology
from There ain't no black in the Union Jack
Diaspora
from In/different spaces : place and memory in visual culture
from Cartographies of diaspora : contesting identities
from Out of place

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