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Commemoration from a Distance: On Metamemorial Fiction

Black, Shameem


Exploring two works of contemporary American and South African fiction, this essay meditates on memorials created at a distance from original sites of violence. These two metamemorial fictions both make concerns with comparative suffering and outsider participation an integral part of the commemorative process they address. They create an ambivalent space for the outsider to participate in the commemoration of atrocity: both by honoring the dead and, provocatively, by investing such empathetic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: History and Memory
DOI: 10.2979/histmemo.23.2.40
Access Rights: Open Access


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