Archive and memory in German literature and visual culture / edited by Dora Osborne.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksEdinburgh German yearbook: 9.Publisher: Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2015Description: 1 online resource (210 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781782046431; 1782046437Subject(s): German literature -- History and criticism | Archives -- GermanyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Archive and memory in German literature and visual cultureDDC classification: 830.9 | 430 LOC classification: DD67 | .E35 v. 9Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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In recent years, the discourse of memory - and of German memory culture in particular - has become increasingly concerned with questions of the archive. An archive can refer to a physical place, the material found there, or the system that orders this material; in its broadest sense, it might refer to something public (records housed in a municipal building), or something private (photographs in a family album). The material and documentary qualities of the archive confer on it an authenticating function attributed only cautiously to memory, but theories of the archive have questioned the status of material, documentary vestiges of the past. Memory and the archive are inextricably linked, but how does this affect the mediation of the past? This volume explores the changing relationship between memory and the archive in German-language literature and culture since 1945. Contributions approach this topic from a range of perspectives (film, visual culture, urban culture, digital technology, as well as literature) and offer illuminating studies of Harun Farocki, Anselm Kiefer, Thomas Demand, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jurgen Fuchs, Stefan Wolter, and Sasa Stanisic.
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Between preservation and destruction: Bernd and Hilla Becher's Archive of "Anonymous Sculpture" / Priyanka Basu -- Janos Frecot, Photographic Archives, and the Zero Hours of Berlin / Simon Ward -- Saving the Present: Anselm Kiefer as Self-Archivist / Caitriona Leahy -- Thomas Demand's Nationalgalerie: reconstructing a German archive / Dora Osborne -- Turkish-German comedy goes archival: Alamanya- Willkommen in Deutschland (2011) / Lizzie Stewart -- Echoes from the archive: retrieving and re-viewing cinematic remnants of the Nazi Past / Tobias Ebbrecht Hartmann -- Harun Farocki's critical film archive / Annie Ring -- Preserving the self: constructs of memory and biography in the works of Jürgen Fuchs / Carol Anne Costabile-Heming -- Disruptions of the archive: renegotiating German history in autobiographical fiction after 1989 / Regine Criser -- Verbalizing silence and sorting garbage: archiving experiences of displacement in recent post-Yugoslav fictions of migration by Saša Stanišić and Adriana Altaras / Diana Hitzke and Charlton Payne.
Preserving the Self: Constructs of Memory and Biography in the Works of Jürgen FuchsDisruptions of the Archive: Renegotiating German History in Autobiographical Fiction after 1989; Verbalizing Silence and Sorting Garbage: Archiving Experiences of Displacement in Recent Post-Yugoslav Fictions of Migration by Saša Stanišić and Adriana Altaras