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Forensic Memory : Literature After Testimony (Hardcover) (Johanne Helbo Bondergaard)
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This book describes and analyses a particular literary mode that challenges the aesthetics of testimony by approaching the past through detection, analysis, and ‘archaeological’ digging. How does forensic literature narrate the past in terms of plot, language, narration, and use of visual media? This volume examines how forensic literature provides an important corrective to the forensic paradigm and a means of exploring the relationship between visual and material evidence and various forms of testimony. This literary engagement with the past is investigated in order to challenge a forensic paradigm that aims to eliminate the problems related to human testimony through scientific objectivity, resulting in a fresh and original text in which Bøndergaard argues literature’s potential to explore the mechanisms of representation, interpretation, and narration.
Number of Pages: 242
Genre: Social Science, History
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Johanne Helbo Bondergaard
Street Date: October 24, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-2695
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