Forgetting or making to forget: memory, trauma and identity in Kazuo Ishiguro’s "The Buried Giant"

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Knygos dalis / Part of the book
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Forgetting or making to forget: memory, trauma and identity in Kazuo Ishiguro’s "The Buried Giant"
Keywords:
LT
Kolektyvinė atmintis; Atmintis; Traumos; Tapatumas; Romanas "Palaidotas milžinas"
EN
Collective memory; Memory; Trauma; Identity; Novel "The Buried Giant"
Summary / Abstract:

EN[...] The aim of this paper is to investigate the ways Ishiguro engages with the topic of traumatic memories both on the personal and collective levels and to explore whether memory and acts of remembering and forgetting are autonomous or ideologically conditioned. Paper author argues that Ishiguro masterfully employs some of the genre conventions of fantasy literature to comment on the functioning of memory in the time of war in different historical and ideological contexts, exposing it not merely as individual, but also as collective, and therefore cultural and national, phenomenon. [Extract, p. 214]

ISBN:
9781527508767
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https://www.lituanistika.lt/content/81097
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2019-12-18 13:29:57
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