Concentrationary Memories

Concentrationary Memories

Author: Griselda Pollock

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786734433

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Concentrationary Memories has, as its premise , the idea at the heart of Alain Resnais's film Night and Fog (1955) that the concentrationary plague unleashed on the world by the Nazis in the 1930s and 1940s is not simply confined to one place and one time but is now a permanent presence shadowing modern life. It further suggests that memory (and, indeed art in general) must be invoked to show this haunting of the present by this menacing past so that we can read for the signs of terror and counter its deformation of the human. Through working with political and cultural theory on readings of film, art, photographic and literary practices, Concentrationary Memories analyses different cultural responses to concentrationary terror in different sites in the post-war period, ranging from Auschwitz to Argentina. These readings show how those involved in the cultural production of memories of the horror of totalitarianism sought to find forms, languages and image systems which could make sense of and resist the post-war condition in which, as Hannah Arendt famously stated 'everything is possible' and 'human beings as human beings become superfluous.' Authors include Nicholas Chare, Isabelle de le Court, Thomas Elsaesser, Benjamin Hannavy Cousen, Matthew John, Claire Launchbury, Sylvie Lindeperg, Laura Malosetti Costa, Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman, Glenn Sujo, Annette Wieviorka and John Wolfe Ackerman.
Concentrationary Memories
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-25 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In 1945, French political prisoners returning from the concentration camps of Germany coined the phrase 'the concentrationary universe' to describe the camps as a terrible political experiment in the destruction of the human. This book shows how the unacknowledged legacy of a totalitarian mentality has seeped into the deepest recesses
Concentrationary Imaginaries
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In 1945, French political prisoners returning from the concentration camps of Germany coined the phrase 'the concentrationary universe' to describe the camps as a terrible political experiment in the destruction of the human. This book shows how the unacknowledged legacy of a totalitarian mentality has seeped into the deepest recesses
Concentrationary Art
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-01 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Largely forgotten over the years, the seminal work of French poet, novelist and camp survivor Jean Cayrol has experienced a revival in the French-speaking world since his death in 2005. His concept of a concentrationary art—the need for an urgent and constant aesthetic resistance to the continuing effects of the
Concentrationary Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 358
Authors: Griselda Pollock, Max Silverman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-30 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Since its completion in 1955, Alain Resnais's Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) has been considered one of the most important films to confront the catastrophe and atrocities of the Nazi era. But was it a film about the Holocaust that failed to recognize the racist genocide? Or was the
Terror and the Dynamism of Islamophobia in 21st Century Britain
Language: en
Pages: 699
Authors: Madeline-Sophie Abbas
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-09-05 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book provides powerful insights into the dynamics, nature, and experiences of the terrors of counter-terrorism measures in the UK. Abbas links her analysis to wider concerns of nation construction and belonging; racial profiling and policing; the state of exception and pre-emptive counter-terrorism measures; community-based counter-terrorism measures; and restrictions to