Cultural memory and literature : re-imagining Australia's past /

Cultural memory involves a community's shared memories, the selection of which is based on current political and social needs. A past that is significant to a national group is re-imagined by generating new meanings that replace earlier certainties and fixed symbols or myths. This creates liter...

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Main Author: Molloy, Diane, (Author)
Format: EBOOK
Language:English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill Rodopi, [2016]
Series:Cross/cultures ; 184.
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Summary:Cultural memory involves a community's shared memories, the selection of which is based on current political and social needs. A past that is significant to a national group is re-imagined by generating new meanings that replace earlier certainties and fixed symbols or myths. This creates literary syncretisms with moments of undecidability. The analysis in this book draws on Renate Lachmann's theory of intertextuality to show how novels that blur boundaries without standing in for history are prone to intervene in cultural memory.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiii, 225 pages .).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789004304086
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