Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance by Alexandre Dessingué,Jay M. Winter PDF

By Alexandre Dessingué,Jay M. Winter

ISBN-10: 1138826472

ISBN-13: 9781138826472

Beyond reminiscence: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance analyses the tricky connections among silence, acts of remembrance and acts of forgetting, and relates the subject of silence to the foreign study box of Cultural reminiscence experiences. It engages with the newest paintings within the box by way of viewing silence as a therapy to the regularly binary method of our knowing of remembering and forgetting.

The overseas crew of members research case reports from colonialism, warfare, politics and slavery from around the globe, in addition to drawing examples from literature, philosophy and websites of reminiscence to attract 3 major conclusions. to begin with, that the connection among remembering and forgetting is relational instead of ‘hermetic’, and the gap among the 2 is usually occupied via silence. Secondly, silence is a strength in itself, in a position to stimulating roughly remembrance. eventually, that silence is an important and key point within the interplay among the human brain and the ‘outer world’, and allows humans to problem their figuring out of artwork, tune, literature, background and reminiscence.

With an creation via the editors discussing reminiscence experiences, and concluding feedback by means of Astrid Erll, this assortment demonstrates that popularity and attention of silence as having either a performative and aesthetic measurement is a vital part of historical past and reminiscence experiences.

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