Lisa Saltzman shows here that nearly two thousand years after this story was first told, contemporary artists are returning to similar strategies of remembrance, ranging from vaudevillian silhouettes and sepulchral casts to incinerated ...
Author: Lisa Saltzman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
In an ancient account of painting’s origins, a woman traces the shadow of her departing lover on the wall in an act that anticipates future grief and commemoration. Lisa Saltzman shows here that nearly two thousand years after this story was first told, contemporary artists are returning to similar strategies of remembrance, ranging from vaudevillian silhouettes and sepulchral casts to incinerated architectures and ghostly processions. Exploring these artists’ work, Saltzman demonstrates that their methods have now eclipsed painting and traditional sculpture as preeminent forms of visual representation. She pays particular attention to the groundbreaking art of Krzysztof Wodiczko, who is known for his projections of historical subjects; Kara Walker, who creates powerful silhouetted images of racial violence in American history; and Rachel Whiteread, whose work centers on making casts of empty interior spaces. Each of the artists Saltzman discusses is struggling with the roles that history and memory have come to play in an age when any historical statement is subject to question and doubt. In identifying this new and powerful movement, she provides a framework for understanding the art of our time.
In Making JFK Matter, Paul Santa Cruz examines how popular memory of John F. Kennedy has been used politically by various interest groups, primarily the city of Dallas, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy, as well as how the memory of ...
Author: Paul H. Santa Cruz
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
In Making JFK Matter, Paul Santa Cruz examines how popular memory of John F. Kennedy has been used politically by various interest groups, primarily the city of Dallas, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy, as well as how the memory of Kennedy has been portrayed in various museums. Santa Cruz argues that we have memorialized JFK not simply out of love for him or admiration for the ideals he embodied, but because invoking his name carries legitimacy and power. Memory can be employed to accomplish particular ends: for example, the passage of long overdue civil rights legislation, or even successfully running for political office. Santa Cruz demonstrates the presence and use of popular memory in an extensive analysis of what was being said, and by whom, about the late president through White House memoranda and speech material, museum exhibits (such as the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas and the JFK Presidential Library and Museum in Boston), public correspondence, newspapers and periodicals of the time, memoirs, and archival research. He also explores how JFK has been memorialized in films such as Bobby, JFK, and Thirteen Days. Written in an accessible manner to appeal to both historians and the general public, Making JFK Matter tells us much of how we have memorialized Kennedy over the years.
Lisa Saltzman, “Negative Images: How a History of Shadows Might Illuminate the
Shadows of History,” in Making Memory Matter: Strategies ofRemembrance in
Contemporary Art (Chicago, 2006), 48–74. I borrow the concept of the ...
Author: Josh Ellenbogen
Publisher: Stanford University Press
This interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses idolatry, a contested issue that has given rise to both religious accusations and heated scholarly disputes. Idol Anxiety brings together insightful new statements from scholars in religious studies, art history, philosophy, and musicology to show that idolatry is a concept that can be helpful in articulating the ways in which human beings interact with and conceive of the things around them. It includes both case studies that provide examples of how the concept of idolatry can be used to study material objects and more theoretical interventions. Among the book's highlights are a foundational treatment of the second commandment by Jan Assmann; an essay by W.J.T. Mitchell on Nicolas Poussin that will be a model for future discussions of art objects; a groundbreaking consideration of the Islamic ban on images by Mika Natif; and a lucid description by Jean-Luc Marion of his cutting-edge phenomenology of the visible.
Creating Meaning in Difficult Times David J. Wolpe. For a yarzheit is a symbol of
the progress and achievements of a life, not simply years lived. Ayarzheit is the
symbol of defiance against death. Memory is our defense against ...
Author: David J. Wolpe
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
Sharing a message of hope in difficult times, a rabbi explains how the inevitable appearance of loss in our lives can become a source of strength, faith, hope, meaning, and purpose rather than of despair.
The Kathâsaritsagara makes the author of the Vårttikas a memory - matter was
the author ' s paramount consideration . His fellow - student of Pânini , and
afterwards the minister of King object was chiefly attained by the grouping
together of all ...
She said : ' That ' s the way you get back into your body when you ' ve been out . '
I believed her of course , that she could get out of her body . I think we ' re very
gross matter . The finer matter is there , but only a few people can get at it and all
Author: Rosemary Sullivan
Publisher: Windsor, Ont. : Black Moss Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Rosemary Sullivan is the preeminent literary biographer in Canada, having won several major awards, including the Governor General's Award, for her work. She has written about Margaret Atwood, Elizabeth Smart, Theodore Roethke and Gwendolyn MacEwan. But in addition to the books she has written, she has penned hundreds of essays, memoirs and travel pieces. This collection brings together the best of these pieces. In these 17 essays, Rosemary Sullivan focuses on Atwood's childhood, meeting the eccentric and enigmatic Elizabeth Smart and hooking up with the boisterous Canadian poet Al Purdy. She also writes about the life of a literary biographer, what it takes to put together an anthology, like in Cuba, human rights and feminist issues. The writing is held together by Rosemary Sullivan's own personal stamp and personality. At times, the work is lyrical, which reflects the author's poetic background. Other times, Sullivan plays the scholar, but she is never pedantic. The work is lively, insightful and illuminating.
Author: Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media Jonathan KahanaPublish On: 2008
... and others make reference to the painful images circulated from historic
scenes of violence ( at Columbine high school ... ELH 72 ( 2005 ) : 291 - 308 ;
Lisa Saltzman , Making Memory Matter : Strategies of Remembrance in
Contemporary Art ...
Author: Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media Jonathan Kahana
Category: Performing Arts
"Argues that the use of documentary film by intellectuals, activists, government agencies, and community groups constitutes a national-public form of culture, one that challenges traditional oppositions between official and vernacular speech, between high art and popular culture, and between academic knowledge and common sense. The author demonstrates how documentary collects and delivers the evidence of the American experience to the public sphere, where it lends force to political movements and gives substance to the social imaginary."--Résumé de l'éditeur.
Why is it that the witness makes this explaWe are not saying that Lewis testified
that nation ? ... I do not charge my memory matter public , no more than a man
expects with these things : I had no suspicion that I would what he tells his wife ...
Author: Organization of American Historians. MeetingPublish On: 2007
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State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America David M. P. Freund
Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
one who makes memory claims . ... Nothing will serve to link a set of terms to the
past , or to any other subject matter , in such a way that the terms refer to the
subject matter unless there is a regular correspondence between the subject matter ...
To make sure you retain this word's meaning, think of what would happen if
someone cast the shadow of suspicion on your reputation. You would
undoubtedly feel a sense of umbrage, or offense. Sample Sentence MEMORY
PEG to make ...
Author: Laraine E. Flemming
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Designed to be used in an intermediate or more advanced reading class that has moved beyond the basics of comprehension, [this book] takes a contextual approach to teaching vocabulary. Each chapter introduces ten words linked by a common theme, such as behavior, food, or arguments. This thematic approach makes it easy for students to compare and contrast words that are related in meaning or structure and gives them several strategies to mentally link and learn the 240 words introduced in the text. In particular, it gives them multiple ways to anchor both words and meanings in long-term memory.-Back cover.
... and theire practice esteemed a mistery and intricate matter , farr exceedinge
the most parte of mechanical trades , and withale , the makeinge of theire
instruments is a matter of much art and nicety , if performed with that truth and
beauty as ...
Author: William J. Smyth
This is the first engagement by a geographer in one book of this most formative and revolutionary period (c. 1550 - c. 1750) in Ireland's history. Using the twin concepts of 'colonialism' and 'early modernity', the book comprises a geographical analysis of the conquest and settlement of Ireland by the New English (and Scottish) and the consequences of this often violent and deep-seated intrusion upon the cultures and landscapes of pre-existing Irish societies. British state in this process of colonial subjugation: the systematic use of surveillance techniques; the implementation of regional and island-wide mapping and inventories of strategic landscapes and resources; the development of bureaucracies and the administrative techniques of law and the market economy so as to obliterate regional expression of 'other' Gaelic or Gaelicised cultures and practices. fiants, 16th and 17th century mss. maps, the '1641 Depositions', the Cromwellian Civil and Down Surveys, Petty's '1659 Census' to the 'State of Popery' materials of 1730s are available for mapping. The book contains over 100 original colour and black and white maps, which point up the nuanced and regionally varied character of the engagement between local peoples and incomers. The use of so many maps thus highlights many hidden Irelands, often obscured in a strictly historical/narrative format. Uniquely, the book uses Irish language (as well as English) sources to illuminate Irish ways of understanding and using territories and resources, understandings and practices which were often undermined and eroded under New English rule. this crucial early modern period from the particular perspective of a historical geographer.
It starts with the story of Martin Guerre (nee Daguerre) and the idea of what the image may have held as a guarantor of identity in the early modern period.
Author: Lisa Saltzman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
These days one can hardly say anything about art without confronting the freighted status of the photograph. Many critics have written about the idea of photography by other means or art after photography. And many famous artistsamong them Gerhard Richter, Gillian Wearing and Thomas Struth--have stretched the idea of the truth-value of the photograph by claiming to make actual photographs in other materials, such as paint or video. Saltzman is interested in how photography has functioned to secure identity in the modern period and the implications of that history for us today. While Saltzman s purpose is to look at contemporary adaptations of photography, the story she tells begins even earlier than the invention of the photograph. It starts with the story of Martin Guerre (nee Daguerre) and the idea of what the image may have held as a guarantor of identity in the early modern period. In this way Saltzman establishes a broad, deep historical frame before delving into the art of the present. Each chapter covers a different medium ranging from video, graphic novels, and literature to film. Along the way, she takes on figures of unstable identity fugitive subjects to wit, the mysterious Martin Guerre, Blade Runners, replicants, Henriette Barthes, and W.G. Sebald s characters. She also confronts a range of contemporary critics, artists, and knotty debates about veracity, uncertainty and identity that began to circulate in the nineteenth century with the invention of photography."
Why does the answer to this question matter to me ? It can be seen that Locke
was ... In particular it is said that he claimed we have selves or identities derived
from , or dependent on the workings of , our memory . While this may be broadly ...
Author: Robin Williams
Publisher: Routledge Cavendish
Category: Social Science
Making Identity Matter provides a clear and lively critique of a variety of uses of the concept of 'identity' within sociology and associated human sciences. In the early chapters, Robin Williams draws on a range of historical and contemporary sources to describe and discuss some common images of identity -- as subjective achievement, as social location and as discursive effect. In later chapters, the author explores recent empirical studies, which have argued for the suspension or modification of conventional theoretical assertions about how and why identity matters to human subjects in their ordinary lives. Williams concludes by endorsing recent arguments for detailed descriptions of the ways in which identity matters arise and are dealt with within and through the accountability of social interaction. Making Identity Matter will be essential reading for all those involved in the human sciences who are concerned to understand the significance accorded to identity within the wider effort to examine the relationship between subjectivity, action and social and cultural institutions.
Don ' t depend on your memory . Write everything down to save yourself from
future mistakes and the time that forgetfulness will cost you . ✓ Get a large
wastepaper basket . You will feel more at ease throwing away useless clutter -
and make ...
Author: Larry W. Dennis
Publisher: Rising Tide Pub
Category: Business & Economics
This book provides powerful time management tools to help you become more organized and productive. 89 time management tools provide insight into how to make the most of every precious minute of every day.
The overall plan of Unearthing Philippine Pasts in European Museums includes
bringing back to the original sources and communities these material objects , to
stimulate memory , production , and as well invest the objects with information ...
Bedtime is our time for spontaneous prayer, not memory prayers. We bless the
people we love and need and recall the events of the day. Then we hug each
other as an "Amen." We make daily Bible reading an event for all family members
memory . We have heard this notion already from Russell and Lamont . It is a
common element in neuronal theories of memory storage . However , John ...
Moreover , he cites various facts that make the theory implausible . Thus , he
Author: Michael Marsh
Publisher: Quest Books
Describes beliefs concerning immortality, looks at the evidence supporting and refuting life after death, and speculates on the nature of eternal life