"Derry/Londonderry: City of Culture/City of Memories."

Paul Devlin

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    Abstract

    In 2013 Derry/Londonderry became the first UK City of Culture. This paper examines this year long festival as a series of extended acts of memory making. Following neurobiologist Israel Rosenfield’s theorization of memory as constantly invented in the present, here the City of Culture is conceived of as an elaborate and complex performance of memories in transition and/or the staging of a post-peace microutopian future emblematic of the agreed Northern Irish state. These processes are then considered in relation to a perceived sense of Northern Ireland being currently both spatially redesigned and commercially rebranded.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    PublisherQueen's University Belfast
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2013
    EventCity of Memories: Performing and Media in the Post Conflict City. An International Colloquium, funded by the British Academy - Queens University of Belfast
    Duration: 4 Apr 2013 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceCity of Memories: Performing and Media in the Post Conflict City. An International Colloquium, funded by the British Academy
    Period4/04/13 → …

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    Devlin, P. (2013). "Derry/Londonderry: City of Culture/City of Memories.". In Unknown Host Publication Queen's University Belfast.