David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry 4 (8):27-37 (2009)
This essay analyzes the representations of time and memory in Holocaust literature through a comparative study of Charlotte Delbo’s memoir Days and Memory and Ida Fink’s three stories “A Scrap of Time,” “A Second Scrap of Time,” and “Traces.” Although both the writers make use of time and memory to represent the Holocaust, their ways of representation vary significantly. Memory and time are used in Delbo to show the timelessness in complex layers of memory and to recreate a reality through inventive narrative style. Whereas, in Fink, they are used to delineate the scraps of time in the ruins of memory and to create a tragic domestic reality through conventional narrativity. Moreover, this essay cautions against the danger of misrepresentation of memory as “amnesia,” often represented in the canonical postmodernist views of memory
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Christoph Hoerl & Teresa McCormack (eds.) (2001). Time and Memory: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Kathy Behrendt (2010). Scraping Down the Past: Memory and Amnesia in W. G. Sebald's Anti-Narrative. Philosophy and Literature 34 (2):394-408.
Charles Scott (1999). Memory of Time in the Light of Flesh. Continental Philosophy Review 32 (4):421-432.
J. Campbell (1997). The Structure of Time in Autobiographical Memory. European Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):105-17.
Gianfranco Dalla Barba (2000). Memory, Consciousness, and Temporality: What is Retrieved and Who Exactly is Controlling the Retrieval? In Endel Tulving (ed.), Memory, Consciousness, and the Brain: The Tallinn Conference. 138-155.
Michael G. F. Martin (2001). Out of the Past: Episodic Recall as Retained Acquaintance. In Christoph Hoerl & Teresa McCormack (eds.), Time and Memory. Oxford University Press 257--284.
Stephen David Ross (2010). Re-Membering. International Studies in Philosophy Monograph Series:43-59.
Roman Frigg, Review of 'the Images of Time. An Essay on Temporal Representation' by Robin le Poidevin. [REVIEW]
Russell J. A. Kilbourn (2010). Cinema, Memory, Modernity: The Representation of Memory From the Art Film to Transnational Cinema. Routledge.
J. A. Stolz & Philip M. Merikle (2000). Conscious and Unconscious Influences of Memory: Temporal Dynamics. Memory 8 (5):333-343.
Sanford C. Goldberg (2011). The Metasemantics of Memory. Philosophical Studies 153 (1):95-107.
Rabindra Ray (1988/1989). Memory and the Intelligibility of Historical Time. Govind Ballabh Pant Social Science Institute.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads15 ( #238,161 of 1,796,251 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #284,614 of 1,796,251 )
How can I increase my downloads?