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Landscapes of postmemory

Author(s): Aleksandra Szczepan
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Landscapes of postmemory

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses postmemory landscapes, understood both as a spatial disposition of Eastern and Central Europe, and their cultural – especially photographic, filmic, and literary – representations. The author shows that those landscapes allow to reconsider two crucial problems in the light of memory and trauma studies: i.e. spatial dimension of remembering and the meaning of site/landscape for the experience of postmemory, as well as the reinterpretation of the archive of visual cliches related to the representation of space, which is marked by historical trauma.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 103-126
  • Page Count: 24