Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


Out now! JPR Issue 5.1

The latest issue of JPR features Ellen Pilsworth’s discussion of the ethics of the bystander perspective with Sebastian Haffner’s memoir Defying Hitler (2002) as case study, and a pioneering interdisciplinary contribution based on a collaboration between literary scholar Juliane Prade-Weiss, historian Vladimir Petrovic, and Bible scholar Dominik Markl that critically explores the ways in which the trope of tragedy is often deployed to inform justificatory discourses.

It also features reflections on future directions in the field of perpetrator studies: Salvador Santino Regilme discusses the extensive role played by state violence in contemporary global narcotic politics, and Sabah Carrim engages with the potential pros and cons of integrating neuroscience into the conceptual toolbox of scholars engaging with perpetration.

Speaking with and studying perpetrators and the challenges it poses is at the centre of Ugur Ümit Üngör’s interview with Antonius C.G.M. Robben and Alexander Hinton on the occasion of the publication of their new book Perpetrators: Encountering Humanity’s Dark Side (Stanford University Press, 2023).

The issue also features Johanna Vollmeyer’s review of Brigitte E. Jirku and Vicente Sánchez-Biosca’s edited volume Geographies of Perpetration: Re-Signifying Cultural Narratives of Mass Violence (Peter Lang, 2021), and Bilyana Manolova’s review of Daniela Koleva’s monograph Memory Archipelago of the Communist Past: Public Narratives and Personal Recollections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022).

Please go to our website to browse the individual articles or download the full issue: https://jpr.winchesteruniversitypress.org/…/5/issue/1