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Memory in the twenty-first century: new critical perspectives from the arts, humanities, and sciences

Memory in the twenty-first century: new critical perspectives from the arts, humanities, and sciences

Groes, Sebastian, editor

This book maps and analyses the changing state of memory at the start of the twenty-first century in essays written by scientists, scholars and writers. It recontextualises memory by investigating the impact of new conditions such as the digital revolution, climate change and an ageing population on our world

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Published Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Sebastian Groes
ISBN: 1137520582, 9781137520586
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: 1 volume : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Cognition & cognitive psychology; Philosophy of mind; Memory (Philosophy); Cultural studies; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Memory Sociological aspects.; Psychology; Historiography; Film history, theory & criticism; Memory in art.; Media studies; Memory in literature.; Literary theory
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781137520579

Contents

  1. List of illustrations
  2. Foreword; N. Katherine Hayles
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Notes on Contributors
  5. Introduction: Memory in the Twenty-first Century; Sebastian Groes
  6. PART I: METAPHORS OF MEMORY
  7. 1. Metaphors of Memory: From the Classical World to Modernity; Corin Depper
  8. 2. Proust, the Madeleine, and Memory; Barry C. Smith
  9. 3. Proust Recalled: A Psychological Revisiting of that Madeleine Memory Moment; E. Leigh Gibson
  10. 4. The Persistence of Surrealism: Memory, Dreams and the Dead; Jeannette Baxter
  11. 5. 'There Was Nothing Hidden That Might Not Be Revealed': The Brain Observatory and the Imaginary Media of Memory Research; Flora Lysen
  12. 6. Memory and the Fictional Imagination: Creating Memories; Peter Childs
  13. 7. Misled by Metaphor; Nicholas Carr
  14. 8. Calling Gaia: World Brains and Global Memory; Stephan Besser
  15. PART II: MEMORY IN THE DIGITAL AGE
  16. 9. What's in a Brain?; Will Self
  17. 10. Will Self and his Inner Seahorse; Hugo Spiers
  18. 11. Navigation Aids in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; Ineke van der Ham
  19. 12. Living Digitally; Wendy Moncur
  20. 13. Death and Memory in the Twenty-first Century; Stacey Pitsillides
  21. 14. The Oceanic Literary Reading Mind: An Impression; Michael Burke
  22. 15. Memory and the Reading Substrate; Adrian van der Weel
  23. 16. Memory, Materiality the Ethics of Reading in the Digital age; Sebastian Groes
  24. PART III: ECOLOGIES OF MEMORY
  25. 17. Time that is Intolerant; Claire Colebrook
  26. 18. 'The Winters Were Colder and the Snows Deeper'; Mike Hulme
  27. 19. Memories of Snow: Nostalgia, Amnesia, Re-reading; Greg Garrard
  28. 20. Writing Climate Change; Maggie Gee
  29. 21. Against Nostalgia: Antony Gormley, Ian McEwan and J. G. Ballard's Climate Change Art; Sebastian Groes
  30. PART IV: MEMORY AND THE FUTURE
  31. 22. The Trace of the Future; Mark Currie
  32. 23. Simulation and the Evolution of Thought; Joanna J. Bryson
  33. 24. Imaginative Anticipation: Rethinking Memory for Alternative Futures; Jessica Bland
  34. 25. Memory is No Longer What it Used to Be; Patricia Pisters
  35. 26. 'We Can Remember It, Funes, Wholesale': Borges, Total Recall and the Logic of Memory; Adam Roberts
  36. 27. Remembering Without Stored Contents: A Philosophical Reflection on Memory; Daniel D. Hutto
  37. PART V: FORGETTING
  38. 28. Remembering; Larry R. Squire and John T. Wixted
  39. 29. Directed Forgetting; Karen R. Brandt
  40. 30. Remembrance in the Twenty-first Century; Peter Childs
  41. 31. Memory, Hither Come: The Body and the Page in Poetry Readings as Remembrance of Composition; Holly Pester
  42. 32. Our Plastic Brain: Remembering and Forgetting Art; Heather H. Yeung
  43. 33. Amnesia and Identity in Contemporary Literature; Jason Tougaw
  44. 34. Amnesia in Young Adult Fiction; Alison Waller
  45. 35. Remembering Responsibly; Thomas F. Coker and Heather H. Yeung
  46. PART VI: TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY SUBJECTIVITIES
  47. 36. Losing the Self? Subjectivity in the Digital Age; Claire Colebrook
  48. 37. Memory and Voices: Challenging Psychiatric Diagnosis Through the Novel; Patricia Waugh
  49. 38. Rereading the Self: On Remembering Multiple Selves In and Out of Young Adult Fiction; Alison Waller
  50. 39. Neuroscience and Posthuman Memory; Robert Pepperell
  51. 40. The Confabulation of Self; Joanna J. Bryson
  52. 41. Malingering and Memory; Neander Abreu
  53. 42. Trauma and the Truth; Martijn Meeter
  54. Conclusion: 'The Futures of Memory'; Sebastian Groes
  55. References
  56. Index