Memory in the Twenty-First Century

New Critical Perspectives from the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

Editors: Groes, Sebastian (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

Sebastian Groes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Roehampton University, UK. He specialises in modernist and contemporary fiction, has written on authors including Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro, and published The Making of London. He is the Principal Investigator of the AHRC and Wellcome Trust-funded The Memory Network.

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"As teacher, writer and editor, Sebastian Groes is one of the most interesting figures of his generation. His project, it seems, is to restore English studies (still languishing after its long dalliance with 'theory') to a central role in our intellectual culture. To achieve this he has drawn widely from other disciplines including the cognitive sciences. He has enlisted poets, novelists, psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers to his cause. He has brilliantly enlivened and widened that contested space where science and the humanities meet. Memory and consciousness have always been the lifeblood of literary expression; in the past thirty years they have become subjects of scientific enquiry. Groes's passion for both modes of exploration has resulted in this superb collection of essays." — Ian McEwan, Booker Prize-winning author of Enduring Love, Atonement and The Children Act
 
"Memory in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Sebastian Groes, is a remarkable achievement. Bringing together an interdisciplinary mix of scientists, cultural critics, philosophers, writers and literary critics, it ranges across a diverse set of topics, including memory as metaphor, anticipation, ecology, subjectivity and even memory's seeming antithesis, forgetting. Readers will find an equally rich range of references, including novels, films, poems and art works, in addition to what seems like the entire scholarly repertoire of works on, about, and relating to memory across the centuries in Western culture." — N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of Literature and Director of Graduate Studies, Literature Program, Duke University, USA
"As teacher, writer and editor, Sebastian Groes is one of the most interesting figures of his generation. His project, it seems, is to restore English studies (still languishing after its long dalliance with 'theory') to a central role in our intellectual culture. To achieve this he has drawn widely from other disciplines including the cognitive sciences. He has enlisted poets, novelists, psychologists, neuroscientists and philosophers to his cause. He has brilliantly enlivened and widened that contested space where science and the humanities meet. Memory and consciousness have always been the lifeblood of literary expression; in the past thirty years they have become subjects of scientific enquiry. Groes's passion for both modes of exploration has resulted in this superb collection of essays." — Ian McEwan, Booker Prize-winning author of Enduring Love, Atonement and The Children Act

 

"Memory in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Sebastian Groes, is a remarkable achievement. Bringing together an interdisciplinary mix of scientists, cultural critics, philosophers, writers and literary critics, it ranges across a diverse set of topics, including memory as metaphor, anticipation, ecology, subjectivity and even memory's seeming antithesis, forgetting. Readers will find an equally rich range of references, including novels, films, poems and art works, in addition to what seems like the entire scholarly repertoire of works on, about, and relating to memory across the centuries in Western culture." — N. Katherine Hayles, Professor of Literature and Director of Graduate Studies, Literature Program, Duke University, USA

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Introduction: Memory in the Twenty-First Century

    Groes, Sebastian

    Pages 1-13

  • Metaphors of Memory: From the Classical World to Modernity

    Depper, Corin

    Pages 27-37

  • Proust, the Madeleine and Memory

    Smith, Barry C.

    Pages 38-41

  • Proust Recalled: A Psychological Revisiting of That Madeleine Memory Moment

    Gibson, E. Leigh

    Pages 42-50

  • The Persistence of Surrealism: Memory, Dreams and the Dead

    Baxter, Jeannette

    Pages 51-56

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory in the Twenty-First Century
Book Subtitle
New Critical Perspectives from the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences
Editors
  • Sebastian Groes
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52058-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137520586
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52057-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 404
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