Memorias y lugares de memoria de Europa- Mémoires et lieux de mémoire en Europe- Memories and Places of Memory in Europe
Edited By Éric Bussière and Enrique Moradiellos
Actes du séminaire doctoral d’été « Mémoires et lieux de mémoire en Europe » organisé par la Fondation Académie européenne de Yuste avec la collaboration du réseau SEGEI, au Monastère royal de Yuste et palais de Charles Quint en Estrémadure, Espagne (du 6 au 9 juillet 2009).
Proceedings of the doctoral summer seminar, «Memories and Places of Memory of Europe», organised by the European Academy of Yuste Foundation in cooperation with the SEGEI network, in the Royal Monastery of Yuste and Palace of Charles V, in Extremadura, Spain (from 6
Memory on Screen. Filming Europe’s Colonial Past through Contemporary Lenses (Stéphanie Planche & Jana Schildt)
101 Memory on Screen Filming Europe’s Colonial Past through Contemporary Lenses Stéphanie PLANCHE & Jana SCHILDT Research Grants “Charles V European Award 2008-Simone Veil” If I hadn’t seen it, everything would be different. People go off to war, and sometimes they die. You get a telegram or a phone call, and someone tells you that your son or your husband or your ex-boyfriend has been killed. But you don’t see how it happened. You make up pictures in your mind, but you don’t know the real facts. Even if you’re told the story by someone who was there, what you’re left with is words, and words are vague, open to inter- pretation. We saw it. We saw how they murdered him, and unless I blot out that video with other images, it’s the only thing I ever see. Paul Auster, Man in the Dark. History can expand, complete, correct, even refute the testimony of memory regarding the past; it cannot abolish it. Paul Ricœur, Memory, History, Forgetting. On Memory, History and Films: Research Object and Analytical Framework As Paul Ricœur reminds us, history is not memory. And as accurate and exhaustive as history may be, it can never fully eclipse the way the past is represented and recalled through memory. To better understand the resurgences of the past in the present, it is therefore important, besides a history of past events “as they really happened”, to take inter- est in “another history, that of [these events’] remembrance, of...
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