Edited by Işil Baş and Donald C. Freeman
Hanadi Loubani and Joseph Rosen
In their dialogue “Memory’s Exiles,” Joseph Rosen and Hanadi Loubani investigate the personal and political stakes of remembering violence and catastrophe in the context of Palestinian and Jewish Diasporas. The point of their dialogue is to contest the “normalizing processes of forgetting,” which they conceive of as a nostalgic memory. In opposition to this culturally and nationalistically narrated nostalgia, they try to present an instance of an enabling “forgetting” as a diasporic mode of memory that opens to the memory of the other’s memory of violence.
Pascale R. Bos
Adopted Memory: The Holocaust, Postmemory, and Jewish Identity in America
The Holocaust is an important motif in the art and literature by American-Jewish authors of Eastern European background who are also descendants of Holocaust survivors. Their imagining of the Holocaust is at times infused with a strong nostalgic “postmemorial” longing. While these works may present this longing in a self-conscious fashion, the ways in which they are received by an American audience without a familial connection to the Holocaust can nevertheless be problematic. For highly assimilated American Jews, these works may not facilitate any kind of a genuine encounter with the horror of the Holocaust, but instead function merely to foster a stronger fascination with the imagined more “authentic” Jewish life of the sthetl. As such, it strengthens Jewish identity on the basis of nostalgia.
Through analyses of selected passages from James Joyce’s Ulysses, this article demonstrates how the challenging of the boundaries between linguistics and literary studies can be more than a one-way process aimed at uncovering linguistic patterns of literary texts. The theoretical basis of the article is Halliday & Hasan’s concept of cohesion as presented in Cohesion in English (1976). While demonstrating the usefulness of Halliday & Hasan’s approach in literary analysis by uncovering aspects of Joyce’s extensive use of cohesion as a meaning-making resource, the application of their approach to Joyce’s novel at the same time points to useful adjustments of the concept. It is thus argued that just like more regular examples of synonymy proper, metaphorical relations between lexical items that are usually semantically far apart are cohesive, too, as are ties that stretch over considerably longer passages than those typically considered in analyses of cohesion. While arguing for certain extensions of Halliday & Hasan’s cohesive categories, the article simultaneously acknowledges and discusses methodological problems involved in such extensions and furthermore considers the upper and lower limits of cohesion.
Modernity, Culture, Critique
Edited by Sudeep Dasgupta and Esther Peeren
Figures of Displacement in Contemporary Literature, Arts and Politics
Edited by Marie-Aude Baronian, Stephan Besser and Yolande Jansen
Le voyage entre texte et image
Edited by Jean-Loup Korzilius
En considérant les échanges variés et serrés entre les deux modes d’expression, le rapport texte/image apparaît dans la perspective du voyage comme la métaphore de l’expérience même du voyage au sens profond du terme.
Cet aspect (trans)formateur du voyage est donc au cœur du présent recueil (…) Comme dans la vie de ces voyageurs, un réseau nouveau, invisible se crée sous l’effet du déplacement entre la lettre et la forme, entre ce qui était au départ inaccessible, ignoré ou impensable et le connu ou convenu…
Il ne reste plus qu’ à souhaiter qu’en voyageant d’un texte à l’autre, d’une illustration à l’autre, d’une ambiance historique et imaginaire à l’autre, le lecteur saisisse, lui aussi, l’occasion de circuler entre les diverses configurations du dialogue visuel/scriptural… (et) entre l’histoire, l’histoire de la littérature, de l’art, la littérature comparée et l’esthétique graphique.
The present study, first published in German in a slightly abridged form, deals with Mozart’s evolution as a composer of piano concertos; sheds light on the connections between the concertos and other fields of creative activity, as well as on those with other composers of his time. Finally, attention is paid to problems of performance practice.
The author, born in 1914, emeritus professor of Utrecht University and former chairman of the Zentralinstitut für Mozart-Forschung, Salzburg, has been involved with the subject of Mozart’s concertos for about 60 years.