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Theories of Memory

A Reader

Theories of Memory provides a comprehensive introduction to the rapidly expanding field of memory studies. It is a resource through which students of literature will be able both to broaden their knowledge of contemporary theoretical perspectives and to trace the development of ideas about memory from the classical period to the present.

The reader is organized into three parts:

Part I, Beginnings, is historical in scope. Its three sections, Classical and Early Modern Ideas of Memory, Enlightenment and Romantic Memory, and Memory and Late Modernity, lay out key psychological, rhetorical, and cultural concepts of memory in the work of a range of thinkers from Plato to Walter Benjamin.

Part II, Positionings, identifies three major perspectives through which memory has been defined and debated more recently: Collective Memory, Jewish Memory Discourse, and Trauma.

Part III, Identities, examines the key role of memory in contemporary constructions of identity under the headings of Gender, Race/Nation, and Diaspora.

About the Authors

Michael Rossington and Anne Whitehead are senior lecturers in English literature at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Endorsements

"This collection provides an extensive historical and theoretical framework for the study of memory. It traces the exciting history of the philosophical problematisation of memory as well as its insistent and urgent demand to be recognized and defined."

- Cathy Caruth, Emory University

"This reader does a superb job in defining and presenting some of the most interesting work currently being done on the forms and the uses of personal and historical memory."

- John Frow, University of Melbourne
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