Categoriearchief: Cultural memory

Cultural Politics of Memory Conference Cardiff 14-16 May

It is over a week ago now that I returned from the Cultural Politics of Memory conference at the University of Cardiff. I really enjoyed the conference – many new and interesting people, great conversations, and I always love being … Lees verder

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Close-reading a famous photo

My friend Faidra is a professional photographer (incidentally, the one who has taken this picture), and together we close-read this intriguing photograph. One thing she noted is that the little girl is standing entirely in the space that FDR is … Lees verder

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The Wheelchair Photo: Blogging as a Resource

You probably remember me going on about this photo, trying to find out when it became a well-known and to some extent famous image. I haven’t figured it out yet, but some of the responses I have received through this … Lees verder

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NCPH 2014 in Monterey

Next week I’m going to a conference in Monterey, California (near San Francisco). It is the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History and the whole adventure is extremely exciting. For one thing because it is so far … Lees verder

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Same image, more thoughts

Thank you everybody for sharing your thoughts and ideas about this photo! I’ll summarize briefly what some of you have said and asked about it. First of all, many people responded to my use of the word iconic. Is this … Lees verder

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“Does my cock still work?” – the Masculinity of a Disabled President

Upon hearing his diagnosis with polio, Franklin Roosevelt in FDR American Badass! is uninterested in the fact that his legs are paralyzed. He has only one urgent question [0:20 in the trailer]. The answer is yes – “Nurse has run … Lees verder

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“Scare quotes”

Scare quotes – quotation marks around a word or phrase which is not actually a proper, referenced quotation – I tend to “dislike” them. The reason for this is that it is often entirely unclear what the inverted commas mean. … Lees verder

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Screen Memory (continued)

As mentioned in the previous post, I think many current-day Roosevelt memories in films, documentaries, memorials etc. have the structure of screen memories, or perform functions in collective memory that Freud’s screen memories perform in the individual. That means that … Lees verder

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Screen Memory

When I was about 16 years old, I read a lot of Freud. Case histories mainly, but also the more theoretical work. I think it is fair to say that this has greatly influenced my thinking. I always have surprising … Lees verder

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Memories of Michael Kammen

  This blog post interrupts a series of conference reports, in order to draw attention to and remember the death of Professor dr. Michael Kammen, who died last Friday. — One unequivocal classic in American memory studies is Michael Kammen’s … Lees verder

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