Travelling Concepts III

Travelling ConceptsTravelling Concepts III: Memory, Narrative, Image is a collection of essays that examines the concepts of memory, narrative and image with a key understanding that like all concepts they enable the precise description of the methods and tools used in a particular investigation, and supply the principles that determine how such tools are deployed and interpreted. In all fields of inquiry, concepts are fundamental points of departure that not only clarify the chosen methodological orientation and establish a shared, working language, but also set up a dialectical movement between theoretical and practical analysis.


It is to this dialectical movement that the articles in this volume speak: they distinguish some of the ways in which the concepts of memory, narrative, and image have travelled. In addition, they all converge on questions of how concepts, with their changing modes of expression and their continual coming into being, influence the very structure of how cultural phenomena are experienced. Lastly, through its emphasis on diversification, a diversification that characterises the articulation and use of a given concept, this collection of articles sheds light on how concepts can give rise to interdisciplinary initiatives that implicate their users and, consequently, open the way for new, exciting directions in the study of culture.

 

Travelling Concepts III: Memory, Narrative, Image
Nancy Pedri

Acknowledgements 5

Introduction: Concepts and Their Travels   7
NANCY PEDRI

MEMORY   13

1. Pschoanalysis and the Spatialities of Social Memory   15
CONSTANTINA PAPOULIAS

2. Condensed History: The Poetics of Memory in Film   29
JOHN SUNDHOLM

3. Holocaust Testimonies and Cultural Memory   43
VERONIKA ZANGL

4. Hypermnesia and the Genealogical Archive   59
JULIA CREET

5. The Invention of Truth and the Paradoxes of Memory in A.S. Byatt's "Sugar" and The Biographer's Tale   73
MARA CAMBIAGHI

NARRATIVE   87

6. Critique of Voice: The Open Score of Her Face   91
MIEKE BAL

7. Annunciation   115
LORENS HOLM

8. Detecting History in the Fictitious: Giambattista Piranesi's Fantastic Architecture as Narrative   135
KONSTANTINOS IOANNIDIS

9. Invisible Photos: Images of Memory in Twentieth-Century Narrative   151
SILKE HORSTKOTTE

10. How to Come Differently: Barthes' Bliss between Image and Narrative 163
MURAT AYDEMIR

11. The Door You're Looking through: Alien Images and Words in Orlando (Woolf / Potter) 177
KAREN DIEHL

12. Surprising Narrative Changes: The Heterosexuality of Narrative and Surprising Myself as a Homosexual Coming-Out Story  189
ANREA LION

13. Rhetorical Objects and the Stories of the Nation   203
MARIA BROWN

IMAGE   217

14. The Feral Image: One Instance from Michael Snow   221
ELIZABETH LEGGE

15. Images of Nationhood: Currency Art   253
JOYCE GOGGIN

16. Pekka Turunen's Images of Alterity   277
TARJA LAINE

17. Portraiture's Formations of Self   293
NANCY PEDRI

18. False Copies, Deceptive Semblances, and New Possibilities for Meaning Making: Reading the Simulacrum outside the Cave   313
ELANA COMMISSO

19. Travelling Star Image: The Crossovers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and RuPaul   329
JAAP KOOIJMAN

20. The W/Ri(gh)ting Hand: Leonardo da Vinci as Screen Saver   341
SONJA NEEF

21. The Image of Fetishism: Derrida and the 'Truth' in Art   355
MARK DENACI

Afterword   371
MIEKE BAL

Contributors   375

 

Travelling Concepts III: Memory, Narrative, Image. Ed. Nancy Pedri.  Amsterdam: ASCA University Press, 2003. ISBN 90-76123-08-x. 380 pages.

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