Memory and Enlightenment: Cultural Afterlives of the Long Eighteenth Century

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Abstract

This book illuminates how the ‘long eighteenth century’ (1660-1800) persists in our present through screen and performance media, writing and visual art. Tracing the afterlives of the period from the 1980s to the present, it argues that these emerging and changing forms stage the period as a point of origin for the grounding of individual identity in personal memory, and as a site of foundational traumas that shape cultural memory.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages260
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9783319967103
ISBN (Print)9783319967097
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Keywords

  • Memory Studies
  • Eighteenth Century
  • Enlightenment
  • Cultural Memory

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