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Witness : memory, representation, and the media in question

Author: Ulrick Ekman; Frederik Tygstrup
Publisher: Copenhagen : Museum Tusculanum ; Lancaster : Gazelle Drake Academic [distributor], 2008.
Series: Carsten Niebhur Institute publications
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Witness is an anthology comrising 40 critical essays from an international cast of researchers who engage with a complex set of questions concerning notions of witnessing and attestation in 20th and 21st-century Western culture. The contributors provide perspectives on the subject of witnessing and suggest how this vital yet unexplored concept lends itself to a wide range of media and subject areas. The essays  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ulrick Ekman; Frederik Tygstrup
ISBN: 9788763504256 8763504251
OCLC Number: 70128774
Description: 420 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Witnessing the loss and trauma of history in Antanas S̆kema's Isaac / Victoria Carlemalm --
War, subjectivity, and the notion of witnessing in Kazuo Ishiguro's novel A pale view of hills / Dorothee Birke --
When we don't speak, we become unbearable, and when we do, we make fools of ourselves. Can literature bear witness? / Herta Müller --
Attestation and representation in German pop literature / Sofie Nielsen --
Witnessing in contemporary literature --
Memorization --
Memory's perspective in Ian McEwan's Enduring love / Michael Basseler --
Anamnesis : poetics of shelving / Rubén de la Nuez --
Hieroglyph of an epoch : a metaphor of memory in the works of the Austrian-Jewish writer and psychoanalyst Anna Maria Joki / Nikola Herweg --
Memorial cultures and literary studies : concepts and functions of memory as a challenge to research on witnessing / Ansgar NünningWomen's travel writing of the Black Atlantic and the cultural memory of slavery. Ellen Ombre's Wie goed bedoelt / Sarah De Mul --
Witnesses, collective memory, and British national identity / Vera Nünning --
Traumatic experience --
The amnesiac flashback : theories, fiction, and trauma / kerstin Bergman --
History as false witness : trauma, politics, and war / Cathy Caruth --
Torture during the Algerian War of Liberation : the perpetrator with a human face inMaissa Bey's Entendez-vous dans les montagnes ... / Désirée Schyns --
The transformation of memories : the witness as a survivor and as a suffering victim / Anette Storeide --
Making images --
What counts as true? Pictures and fiction in W.G. Sebald / Seth Kim-Cohen --
The Russian avant-garde in memoriam / Charlotte Greve --
Witnessing the "road kill" : police photographs in art / Ricarda Vidal --
Moving images --
"Memory is treachery" : witnessing, memory, and unreliable narration in Christopher Nolan's film Mememto / Eva Laass --
The unseen of the real : or, evidential efficacy from Muybridge to The matrix / Eivind Røssaak --
The event and its record : witnessing and media re-presentations / Susanne Ø. Sæther --
Monument/ruin --
Concrete thought and the narrative wall : graffiti --
monument and ruin / Louise Höjer --
The subject of immigration / Nick Lambrianou --
Expanding field(s) of witnessing / Aaslaug Vas --
Art, aesthetics, critique, and the intellectual --
Representing evil. A comment on the inetllectual and artistic use of pictures from the War on Terrorism / Henrik Holm --
The blinded eyewitness / Rasmus Øhlenschlæger Madsen --
An art after : testimony in Christian Boltanski / Jacob Lund Pedersen --
Visual culture I : staging --
Overlooking / Steven Connor --
Witnessing the catastrophe : the media-specific staging of 9/11 in Monica Ali's Brick land and Spike Lee's 25th hour / Stefanie Hoth --
Staging the hybrid --
some sonsiderations regarding contingent art forms and the expert witness / Morten Søndergaard --
Witnessing at war : the Belligerent gaze / Mikkel Bruun Zangenberg --
Visual culture II : body, performance, drama --
Limits in suspension : on Memoria by Bill Viola / Alena Alexandrova --
Spectatorship in the theatre : negotiations between the audience as witness and the performer as confessor in the theatre of forced entertainment / Janine Hauthal --
Solid sea : performing the witness in the work of multiplicity / Camilla Jalving --
Listening : voice, sound, noise, and silence --
Witnessing and mediation of the Hindenburg event in Andreas Ammer and FM Einheit's radio play Crashing aeroplanes (2001) / Bodil Børset --
The aesthetic zero : a condition for the witnessing of art-situations / Mia Göran --
Fighting the spectres haunting Europe : Wolfgang Koeppen's radio essay "A fragment of the bull's skin" as a case study of witnessing fascism and the memory of the Spanish Civil War in West-German mass media / Ansgar Warner --
Echographies : TV --
Through the eyes of witnesses and the media : refracted perceptions of the holocaust in the war crimes trials of the 1960s / Nina Burkhardt --
History, media, and memory : three discourses in dispute? / Thomas Elsaesser --
Technical testimony : (audio-)visual media as witness / Guido Isekenmeier.
Series Title: Carsten Niebhur Institute publications
Responsibility: edited by Ulrick Ekman and Frederik Tygstrup.

Abstract:

"Witness is an anthology comrising 40 critical essays from an international cast of researchers who engage with a complex set of questions concerning notions of witnessing and attestation in 20th and 21st-century Western culture. The contributors provide perspectives on the subject of witnessing and suggest how this vital yet unexplored concept lends itself to a wide range of media and subject areas. The essays critically reconsider existing scholarly tendencies which focus on historical evidence and the witness vocalization of true remembrance. They do this by establishing links with canonical texts, images, and voices within a theoretical and interpretive framework where questions of mediation, memorization, and representation are addressed."--Jacket.

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