Publication: Siobhan Kattago (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies. Ashgate, 2015.

Siobhan Kattago (ed.), The Ashgate Research Companion to Memory Studies. Ashgate, 2015.

Contents: Introduction: memory studies and its companions,
Siobhan Kattago.

Part I Memory, History and Time: History as an
Art of Memory revisited,
Patrick H. Hutton; Chateaubriand, selfhood and memory, Peter Fritzsche; Dialectical memory: the intersection of individual and collective memory in Hegel, Angelica Nuzzo; Spectral phenomenology: Derrida, Heidegger and the problem of the ancestral, Hans Ruin.

Part II Social, Psychological and Cultural Frameworks of Memory: Continuity and innovation in the art of memory, Luisa Passerini; From collectivity to collectiveness: reflections (with Halbwachs and Bakhtin) on the concept of collective memory, Alexandre Dessingué; A unified approach to collective memory, sociology, psychology and the extended mind, William Hirst and Charles B. Stone; Mannheim and the sociological problem of generations: events as inspiration and constraint, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi; Semiotic theory of cultural memory: in the company of Juri Lotman, Marek Tamm.

Part III Acts and Places of Memory: Travel companions, Mieke Bal; ‘Forked no lightning’: remembering and forgetting in the shadow of Big Ben, Stuart Burch; Written in stone: monuments and representation, Siobhan Kattago; Theories of memory and the imaginative force of fiction, Julie Hansen.

Part IV Politics of Memory, Forgetting and Democracy: Memory and methodological cosmopolitanism: a figurative approach, Daniel Levy; Hannah Arendt and Thomas Paine: companions in remembering, forgetting and beginning again, Bradford Vivian; Interactions between history and memory: historical truth commissions and reconciliation, Eva-Clarita Pettai; Post-Stalinist Russia: memory and mourning, Alexander Etkind. Afterword, Jeffrey K. Olick; Index.

January 2015 290 pages
Hardback 978-1-4094-5392-5 £90.00/$149.95