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Texts, Traces, Trash: The Changing Media of Cultural Memory

Author(s): Aleida Assmann
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: Written word; past, memory, oblivion, mass media

Summary/Abstract: What makes possible a dialogue with the dead across periods of time? In this paper, the author wants to return to this question, focusing neither on the social transactions nor on the hidden potential of images but on the text in its written and printed form. The scholar shows how the Renaissance myth of reviving the dead is literally rooted in letters, that is, in an epistemology of writing as a medium able to transcend time as well as space.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 5-19
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian