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作者 Sanyal, Debarati, 1969- author
書名 Memory and complicity : migrations of Holocaust remembrance / Debarati Sanyal
出版項 New York : Fordham University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780823265473 (cloth : alkaline paper)
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 人文社會聯圖  D804.348 .S23 2015    在架上    30600020106366
版本 First edition
說明 viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 "Discusses the transcultural uses of Holocaust memory in literature, cinema and theory in the French-speaking world from the postwar years to contemporary times. Examines the political force and ethical perils of complicity and practices of historical remembrance"-- Provided by publisher
"Since World War II, French and Francophone literature and film have repeatedly sought not to singularize the Holocaust as the paradigm of historical trauma but rather to connect its memory with other memories of violence, namely that of colonialism. These works produced what Debarati Sanyal calls a 'memory-in-complicity' attuned to the gray zones that implicate different regimes of violence across history as well as those of different subject positions such as victim, perpetrator, witness, and reader/spectator. Examining a range of works from Albert Camus, Primo Levi, Alain Resnais, and Jean-Paul Sartre to Jonathan Littell, Assia Djebar, Giorgio Agamben, and Boualem Sansal, Memory and Complicity develops an inquiry into the political force and ethical dangers of such implications, contrasting them with contemporary models for thinking about trauma and violence and offering an extended meditation on the role of aesthetic form, especially allegory, within acts of transhistorical remembrance. What are the political benefits and ethical risks of invoking the memory of one history in order to address another? What is the role of complicity in making these connections? How does complicity, rather than affect based discourses of trauma, shame and melancholy, open a critical engagement with the violence of history? What is it about literature and film that have made them such powerful vehicles for this kind of connective memory work? As it offers new readings of some of the most celebrated and controversial novelists, filmmakers, and playwrights from the French-speaking world, Memory and Complicity addresses these questions in order to reframe the way we think about historical memory and its political uses today"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-331) and index
Acknowledgments -- Introduction : pathways of memory, dangerous intersections -- A soccer match in Auschwitz : passing trauma in Holocaust studies -- Concentrationary migrations in and around Albert Camus -- Auschwitz as allegory : from Night and fog to Guantánamo Bay -- Crabwalk history : torture, allegory, and memory in Sartre -- Reading Nazi memory in Jonathan Littell's The kindly ones -- Holocaust and colonial memory in the age of terror : Assia Djebar and Boualem Sansal -- Afterword
主題 Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Historiography
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in literature
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures
Collective memory -- France
Collective memory -- French-speaking countries
Colonization -- Social aspects
Violence -- Social aspects
Art -- Political aspects
France -- Intellectual life
French-speaking countries -- Intellectual life
HISTORY / Holocaust. bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / French. bisacsh
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory. bisacsh
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