• Johanne Helbo Bøndergaard
Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies book series (PMMS)


Bøndergaard argues that forensics is not only increasingly dominant in the legal aftermath of wars, conflicts, and genocides but also in literary work related to them. She discusses how forensics resonates with recent developments in cultural memory studies. The second part of the introduction introduces a theoretical framework with which to address these questions, focusing specifically on transnationality, mediality, and materiality in relation to cultural memory and forensics. Bøndergaard connects theories from the field of cultural memory studies to contemporary research on forensic aesthetics in order to trace commonalities and common concerns in the two fields.


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