Beyond Memory: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance by Alexandre Dessingué,Jay M. Winter

By Alexandre Dessingué,Jay M. Winter

Beyond reminiscence: Silence and the Aesthetics of Remembrance analyses the complex connections among silence, acts of remembrance and acts of forgetting, and relates the subject of silence to the overseas examine box of Cultural reminiscence reports. It engages with the latest paintings within the box through viewing silence as a therapy to the commonly binary method of our knowing of remembering and forgetting.

The foreign group of participants research case reports from colonialism, struggle, politics and slavery from around the globe, in addition to drawing examples from literature, philosophy and websites of reminiscence to attract 3 major conclusions. to start with, that the connection among remembering and forgetting is relational instead of ‘hermetic’, and the gap among the 2 is usually occupied via silence. Secondly, silence is a strength in itself, able to stimulating roughly remembrance. ultimately, that silence is an important and key aspect within the interplay among the human brain and the ‘outer world’, and permits humans to problem their figuring out of artwork, track, literature, historical past and reminiscence.

With an creation by means of the editors discussing reminiscence reports, and concluding comments by means of Astrid Erll, this assortment demonstrates that attractiveness and attention of silence as having either a performative and aesthetic size is a vital part of historical past and reminiscence stories.

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