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Martínez-Alfaro, María Jesús

Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Memory Frictions—Conflict–Negotiation–Politics in Contemporary Literature in English
María Jesús Martínez-Alfaro, Silvia Pellicer-Ortín

Part I. Experimentation and Genre: Formal Memory Frictions

2. The Powers of Vulnerability: The Restorative Uses of Elegy
Jean-Michel Ganteau

3. Narrative Form, Memory Frictions and the Revelation of Traumatic Secrets in Toni Morrison’s Home

Susana Onega

4. The Zigzag Trajectory Through Time of Colum McCann’s TransAtlantic

Sandra Singer

Part II. Collective Tensions and the Politics of Remembrance

5. Public Art and Communal Space: The Politics of Commemoration in Amy Waldman’s The Submission

Paula Martín-Salván

6. A Korean “Apocryphal” Island, Once the Shore, by Paul Yoon
Marc Amfreville

7. False Memories, False Foods: Eating, Cooking, Remembering in Tastes like Cuba by Eduardo Machado
Nieves Pascual Soler

Part III. The Haunting Presence of the Holocaust: Multidirectional, Transgenerational and Memorial Struggles

8. The Holocaust in the Eye of the Beholder: Memory in Carmel Bird’s The Bluebird Café

Bárbara Arizti

9. Lore, or the Implicated Witness: Rachel Seiffert’s Postmemory Work
Susanne Baackmann

10. “No Redress but Memory”: Holocaust Representation and Memorialization in E.L. Doctorow’s City of God

María Ferrández San Miguel

Part IV. Mapping Memories, Spatial F(r)ictions and Troubled Identities

11. Re-Mapping the Trauma Paradigm: The Politics of Native American Grief in Louise Erdrich’s “Shamengwa”
Silvia Martínez-Falquina

12. Remembering the Way Back Home: The Role of Place in Wendy Law-Yone’s The Road to Wanting (2010)
Dolores Herrero

13. Negotiating Traumatic Memories in Louise Erdrich’s The Round House: White Man’s Law vs. Native Justice and Tradition
Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz

14. Conclusion
Robert Eaglestone

Keywords: Literature, Contemporary Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Memory Studies

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2017
Language
en
Edition
1
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9783319617596
Printed ISBN
978-3-319-61758-9

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