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Title Post-Yugoslav constellations : archive, memory, and trauma in contemporary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian literature and culture / edited by Vlad Beronja and Stijn Vervaet
Published Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2016
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Series Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung ; v. 22
Media and Cultural Memory / Medien und kulturelle Erinnerung
Contents Acknowledgements ; Table of Contents ; Introduction ; Part 1: Entangled Legacies of Extreme Violence: Traumatic Memories in the Aftermath of the Yugoslav Successor Wars ; "Read and Remember": Ozren Kebo's Sarajevo for Beginners as Ironic Guidebook and Narrative Memorial
Garbage Heap, Storehouse, Encyclopedia: Metaphors for a Post- Yugoslav Cultural Memory Small Town as the Scene of a Memory Encounter: Portraits and Commemorations of Radomir Konstantinovic ; Recollecting an Alternative Modernity: Aleksandar Zograf's Flea Market Archaeologies
Intersecting Memories in Post-Yugoslav Fiction: The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s through the Lens of the Holocaust Part 2: Reclaiming the Past: Artistic and Literary Representations of Socialist Yugoslavia ; What Remains of Mostar?: Archive and Witness in Marsela Sunjic's Goodnight, City
Post-Socialism Remembers the Revolution: The Comedy of It Yugoslavia in Post-Yugoslav Artistic Practices: Or, Art as ... ; Part 3: Reconfiguring the Post-Yugoslav Present: Towards New Forms of Community and Identity
Remembering Nowhere: The Homeland-on-the-Move in the Exile Writing of Saša Stanišic and Ismet Prcic The Art and Craft of Memory: Re-Memorialization Practices in Post-Socialist Croatia ; The Evidence of Srebrenica: Oliver Frljic's Theater Court in Cowardice
Summary Memory in the Balkans has often been described as binding, authoritative, and non-negotiable, functioning as a banner of war. This book challenges such a one-dimensional representation and offers a more nuanced analysis that accommodates frequently ignored instances of transnational solidarity, dialogue, communal mourning and working through a difficult past. Exploring a broad range of memorial practices, the book focuses on the ways in which cultural memory is mediated, performed and critically reworked by literature and the arts in the former Yugoslavia. Against the methodological nationalism of works that study Serbian, Croatian, or Bosniak culture as self-contained, this book examines post-Yugoslav literature, film, visual culture, and politicized art practices from a supranational angle. Not solely focusing on traumatic memories, but also exploring how post-Yugoslav cultural practices mobilize memory for a politics of hope, this volume moves beyond the trauma paradigm that still dominates memory studies. In its scope and approach, the book shows the relevance of the cultural memory of Eastern European citizens and the contribution they can offer to the building of Europe's shared cultural memory and transnational identity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Bosnian literature -- History and criticism.
Collective memory in literature.
Croatian literature -- History and criticism.
Mass media and culture -- Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mass media and culture -- Croatia.
Mass media and culture -- Serbia.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Serbian literature -- History and criticism.
Yugoslav literature -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Beronja, Vlad, 1984- editor
Vervaet, Stijn, editor
LC no. 2016011205
ISBN 3110431572 (5)
9783110431575 (electronic bk.)
(acid-free paper)