Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


Audiovisual Memory and the (Re)Making of Europe A special issue of Image [&] Narrative 18.1 (2017), edited by Astrid Erll and Ann Rigney

This special issue was one of the outcomes of the EU-COST project In Search of Transcultural Memory in Europe (2012-2016). Through a series of case studies it demonstrates how film and television are helping to create a transnational memory culture in Europe; it also shows the limits of these processes by revealing new strategies of re-nationalisation. It…

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Transnational Memory. Circulation, Articulation, Scales NOW OUT IN PAPERBACK!

Edited by Chiara De Cesari and Ann Rigney How do memories circulate transnationally and to what effect? How to understand the enduring role of national memories and their simultaneous reconfiguration under globalization? Challenging the methodological nationalism that has until recently dominated the study of memory and heritage, this book charts the rich production of memory…

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Necropolitics: Mass Graves and Exhumations in the Age of Human Rights

Edited by Francisco Ferrándiz and Antonius C. G. M. Robben Necropolitics: Mass Graves and Exhumations in the Age of Human Rights examines thepolitical and social implications of this sensitive undertaking in specific local and national contexts. International forensic methods, local-level claims, national political developments, and transnational human rights discourse converge in detailed case studies from the United…

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Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe. Nation-Building and Centenary Fever

Edited by Joep Leerssen and Ann Rigney The many statues to writers dotted around the cities of Europe are the leftovers of a wave of commemorations which passed across the continent in the nineteenth century. Commemorating Writers in Nineteenth-Century Europe is the first volume to study this phenomenon in depth, offering both detailed accounts of the cults of…

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The Historical Uncanny. Disability, Ethnicity, and the Politics of Holocaust Memory

Susanne C. Knittel Focusing on the problems of representation and reception, the book explores memorials for two marginalized aspects of Holocaust: the Nazi euthanasia program directed against the mentally ill and disabled and the Fascist persecution of Slovenes, Croats, and Jews in and around Trieste. Reading these memorials together with literary and artistic texts, Knittel redefines “sites…

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