© 2009

Technologies of Memory in the Arts

  • Liedeke Plate
  • Anneke Smelik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Technologies of Memory in the Arts: An Introduction

    1. Liedeke Plate, Anneke Smelik
      Pages 1-12
  3. Mediating Memories

  4. Memory/Counter-memory

  5. Recalling the Past

  6. Unsettling History

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 216-241

About this book


In this collection of essays, a range of scholars from different disciplines look through the prism of technology at the much-debated notion of cultural memory, analysing how the past is shaped or unsettled by cultural texts including visual art, literature, cinema, photographs and souvenirs.


cinema fiction identity technology video visual arts

Editors and affiliations

  • Liedeke Plate
    • 1
  • Anneke Smelik
    • 1
  1. 1.Radboud University NijmegenThe Netherlands

About the editors

MARTA CABRERA teaches at Universidad Externado de Colombia FRANCES GUERIN is Lecturer in the School of Drama, Film and Visual Arts at University of Kent, UK NAGIHAN HALILOGLU is a doctoral student at the University of Heidelberg, Germany ANN MILLER is Director of Studies for French at the University of Leicester, UK JULIA NOORDEGRAAF is Assistant Professor in the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands MARUSA PUSNIK is Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia MARITA STURKEN is Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication and Co-Director of the Visual Culture Program at New York University, USA WOUTER WEIJERS teaches Modern and Contemporary Art at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands ELIZABETH WOOD is an Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, USA MARTA ZARZYCKA teaches in the Women's Studies Department, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information


'[This book] provide[s] clear evidence of the continuing importance of memory studies to the understanding of both modern culture in general and modern theatre and performance in particular.'

- Marvin Carlson, Project Muse