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The Future of Memory

Edited by Richard Crownshaw, Jane Kilby, and Antony Rowland

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334 pages, 14 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-693-1 25% OFF! $120.00/£85.00 $90.00/£63.75 Hb Published (November 2010)

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This volume of fourteen chapters provides a solid overview of important trends in the expanding field of memory studies. The chapters are wide-ranging in focus, as befits their authors’ diverse academic disciplines.  ·  Journal of Interdisciplinary History

“This is an innovative, well structured and balanced collection of essays which presents a survey of theories and case studies underpinning the burgeoning field of memory studies. It addresses the ‘big issues’ including witnessing, trauma, memorials, the relation between personal and public memory, and generational transmission.”  ·  Peter Carrier, author of HOLOCAUST MONUMENTS AND NATIONAL MEMORY

“This is an excellent collection of essays.”  ·  Peter Lawson, Open University, London


Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected phenomena, such as twenty-first century museums, shocking memorials in present-day Rwanda and the firsthand testimony of the victims of genocidal conflicts. The collection engages with pressing ‘real world’ issues, such as the furor around the recent 9/11 memorial, and what we really mean when we talk about ‘trauma’.

Richard Crownshaw is a Lecturer in English at Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Jane Kilby is Senior Lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at the University of Salford.

Antony Rowland is Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Salford.

Subject: General History General Cultural Studies


Rick Crownshaw, Jane Kilby and Antony Rowland

Chapter 1. Memory: Introduction
Rick Crownshaw

Chapter 2. Beyond the Mnemosyne Institute
Dan Stone

Chapter 3. Rwanda’s Bones
Sara Guyer

Chapter 4. The Imperial War Museum North
Gaynor Bagnall and Antony Rowland

Chapter 5. Memory and the Monument after 9/11
James E. Young

Chapter 6. The Edge of Memory: Innovation, Trauma
Susan Rubin Suleiman

Chapter 7. Testimony: Introduction
Antony Rowland

Chapter 8. Reading Perpetrator Testimony
Robert Eaglestone

Chapter 9. Reading beyond the False Memory
Jane Kilby

Chapter 10. False Testimony
Sue Vice

Chapter 11. Reading Holocaust Poetry
Matthew Boswell

Chapter 12. Trauma: Introduction
Jane Kilby

Chapter 13. The Trauma Knot
Roger Luckhurst

Chapter 14. Trauma, Justice and the Political Unconscious
Cathy Caruth

Chapter 15. Trauma and Resistance: In the Shadow of No Towers
Anne Whitehead

Chapter 16. Facing Losses/Losing Guarantees: Meditation on Traumatic Ignorance
Sharon Rosenberg

Chapter 17. Activist Memories: Politics, Trauma, Pleasures
Carrie Hamilton

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