1st Edition

Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form
Sighting Memory

ISBN 9780415744164
Published November 8, 2013 by Routledge
272 Pages

USD $58.95

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Book Description

This volume offers a multifaceted investigation of intersections among visual and memorial forms in modern art, politics, and society. The question of the relationships among images and memory is particularly relevant to contemporary society, at a time when visually-based technologies are increasingly employed in both grand and modest efforts to preserve the past amid rapid social change. The chapters in this book provide valuable insights concerning not only how memories may be seen (or sighted) in visual form but also how visual forms constitute noteworthy material sites of memory. The collection addresses this central theme with a wealth of interdisciplinary and international approaches, featuring conventional scholarly as well as artistic works from such disciplines as rhetoric and communication, art and art history, architecture, landscape studies, and more, by contributors from around the globe.

Table of Contents

Contents  List of Illustrations  Acknowledgements  Introduction, Bradford Vivian and Anne Teresa Demo I: Places and Spaces  1: Memory Lines: The Plotting of New York’s Military Tract, Andrea Hammer  2: The Unexpected Encounter: Confronting Holocaust Memory in the Streets of Post-Wall Berlin, Margaret Ewing  3: "A Disturbance of Memory": Travel, Recollection, and the Experience of Place, Paul Duro  4: Woodland Cemetery: Modernism and Memory, Malcolm Woollen  II: Monuments and Memorials  5: Ephemeral Visibility and the Art of Mourning: Eyes Wide Open Traveling Exhibit, Ekaterina V. Haskins  6: Patterns of Ambivalence: The Space between Memory and Form, Kingsley Baird  7: Denying Denial: Trauma, Memory, and Automobility at Roadside Car Crash Shrines, Robert M. Bednar  8: Dark Elegy: The Embodiment of Terrorism in the American Memorial Landscape, Dee Britton  III: Media and Mediums  9: Memory through the Perpetrator’s Lens: Witnessing via Images Taken by Wehrmacht Soldiers and Officers on the Eastern Front, Frances Guerin  10: Inherited and New Memories, Ernesto Pujol  11: The Diffusion of an Atomic Icon: Nuclear Hegemony and Cultural Memory Loss, Ned O’Gorman and Kevin Hamilton  12: Silenced Memories: Forgetting War in Finnish Public Paintings, Johanna Ruohonen  13: Making Memories: Tragic Tourism’s Visual Traces, Emily Godbey  Contributors  Index

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Anne Teresa Demo is Assistant Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University.

Bradford Vivian is Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Syracuse University.