A focus on memory has come to prominence across a wide range of disciplines. History, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies have placed memory at the heart of their interrogations of subjectivity, narrative, time and imagination. At the same time, memory has emerged as a central theme and preoccupation in popular literature, film and television, and the emergence of memory as an academic theme cannot be separated from its prominence in the wider culture. This volume represents, explores and interrogates the current developments, engaging directly with the place of memory in culture, and with memory's meaning's and history.
Table of Contents
Part I - Believing the Body
Part II - Propping the Subject
Part III - What Memory Forgets: Models of the Mind
Part IV - What History Forgets: Memory and Time
Part V - Memory Beyond the Modern
Susannah Radstone teaches in the School of Cultural and Innovation Studies at the University of East London. Her research interests are in cultural theory, memory studies and psychoanalysis. Her previous publications include (ed) Memory and Methodology (2000) and she is currently completing On Memory and Confession, to be published by Routledge.
Katharine Hodgkin lectures in the School of Cultural and Innovation Studies, University of East London. Her research centres on questions of autobiography, memory and madness, particularly in the early modern period. She has published several articles on these topics, including most recently The Labyrinth and the Pit (History Workshop Journal 51 2001), a study of madness in seventeenth-century autobiography.