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By Alexandre Dessingué,Jay M. Winter

ISBN-10: 1138826472

ISBN-13: 9781138826472

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

The foreign staff of individuals study 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. first of all, 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 aspect within the interplay among the human brain and the ‘outer world’, and allows humans to problem their realizing of artwork, song, literature, historical past and reminiscence.

With an creation by way of the editors discussing reminiscence reviews, and concluding comments by way of Astrid Erll, this assortment demonstrates that attractiveness and attention of silence as having either a performative and aesthetic size is an integral part of heritage and reminiscence reviews.

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