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John Drakakis

, libraries, whether digitised or not, are the documentary repositories of a more or less specialist cultural memory, but in the early modern period printed texts were clearly not sui generis , although they offered, by comparison with the digitised archive, relatively restricted access. Indeed, living memory in its various forms competed with print technology as an alternative mode of cognition, and what was documented might easily have had another (initially oral) identity, circulating originally and/or contemporaneously by word

in Shakespeare’s resources
Russell J. A. Kilbourn

marshalled where relevant, but in general literary terms I invoke ‘postmodern’ to qualify the novel’s development since the Second World War as late capitalist narrative mode, implying, among other stylistic features, an amplified self-reflexivity through the privileging of intertextual remediation over literary mimesis.13 Substantively, this mode is characterized by the presentation of narrative subjects constituted in relation to technologies of cultural production and reproduction, prosthetic ‘organs’ of cultural memory, including genre.14 This list of potential genre

in A literature of restitution
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Karagöz’s cultural and linguistic migration
Annedith Schneider

perpetrators in accounts of injustice, but injustice is not limited to contexts of immigration. Calls for justice depend in part on remembering and testifying to past experiences of injustice. In this regard, the work of Diana Taylor in The Archive and the Repertoire (2003) is helpful, as she examines the way cultural memory comes to be embodied on the stage. She makes a useful distinction between the archive, described as the fixed, distant and material elements of culture, and the repertoire, the ephemeral, embodied performance that works to transmit cultural knowledge

in Turkish immigration, art and narratives of home in France
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Pleasantville and the textuality of media memory
Paul Grainge

that cultural memory is textually figured and articulated. I am interested in questions not only of what, but also of how, cultures (in this case, American culture in the late 1990s) remember. Addressing the ‘what’ of media memory requires an engagement with a process that Douglas Kellner has called cultural transcoding. 2 As a type of ideological critique, this describes the

in Memory and popular film
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Theory of the novel and the eccentric novel’s early play with theory
Sharon Lubkemann Allen

part of their gamble on eccentric authorship and authority. The eccentric citytext has always offered a different way of thinking about language and literature as modes of cultural formation and repositories of cultural memory, critically contending with the relationship between ‘centre’ and ‘margin’ so central to relatively recent and already problematized interdisciplinary modes of inquiry such as post-colonial studies. Hence perduring theoretical models developed by literary and cultural theorists including Shklovsky and Eikhenbaum on defamiliarization or

in EccentriCities
Lee Spinks

its style and subject matter takes that “breaking through” somehow more literally than the normal artist may do.’ 26 For Stephen Scobie, though, Bolden’s ultimate end dramatises the fate awaiting all those whose unconditional surrender to being leaves them unable to maintain any relation to cultural memory or historical time. 27 A recurrent concern of critical writing upon Running in the Family has been the text’s interrogation of the historical constitution of cultural authority and the relationship between ideology, textuality and

in Michael Ondaatje
Waterford’s Magdalen Laundry
Jennifer O’Mahoney, Kate McCarthy, and Jonathan Culleton

intergenerationally, and ‘later generations share narratives about what happened’. 42 This movement encompasses a shift from communicative memory, that of lived experience, to cultural memory, that of imagined experience. 43 Bray's performance of the penitent Magdalen women constituted such a mediated act, reminding us that while these events occurred in the past, their effects continue today. Performance, in this case, permitted those who bore witness to explore the movement between

in Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries
Adapting the metaphor of psychopathology to look back at the mad, monstrous 80s
Ruth Goldberg

/Contra affair, a cultural memory which has been almost entirely suppressed in terms of popular consciousness, but which resurfaces in the two films to drive home a cynically political teaching. The purposeful references to the scandalous and surreal political situation unfolding in the background give these otherwise lightweight films their edge – suggesting that perhaps these misfit protagonists are direct

in Monstrous adaptations
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Understanding the past, facing the future
Ina Habermann

Newfoundland’ (Morris, 2006 : 4). If we are to understand British attitudes to Europe, we need to pay close attention to cultural memory and the cultural imaginary. Many attempts at explaining the Leave victory and current British (and particularly English) ‘Euroscepticism’ (Spiering, 2015 ) focus quite narrowly on economic, legal and political factors, underestimating more ‘fuzzy’ phenomena such as cultural myths, narratives and images which circulate in literature, travel writing, films and other media, influencing people on a visceral level, sometimes even against

in The road to Brexit
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A comparison of episodic war narratives during the Revolt in the Low Countries
Jasper van der Steen

them. Only fairly recently have historians begun to investigate the cultural mechanisms of selection in the construction of narratives about the past. They have shown that historical narratives are not simply ‘out there’ to be discovered but have to be constructed through a process of selection.4 Since the 1980s, especially in the fields of nationalism FAGEL 9781526140869 PRINT.indd 146 19/02/2020 07:37 NORTH AND SOUTH 147 and cultural memory, scholars have demonstrated that deliberate efforts are required for communities to keep the ‘memory’ of certain

in Early modern war narratives and the Revolt in the Low Countries