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Can We Tell Stories Out of Our Memories? The Contributions of Derrida and Benjamin

Sepúlveda Santos, Myrian (2002) Can We Tell Stories Out of Our Memories? The Contributions of Derrida and Benjamin. In: Narrative, Memory and Life Transitions. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 171-177.

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      Abstract

      The author draws from Jacques Derrida’s and Walter Benjamin’s writings on
      memory in order to argue that as these two thinkers deal with the simultaneity
      of the diachronic and synchronic dimension of time they open up the
      possibility of thinking about the relation between memory and narrative in a
      more complex way. These two theorists affirm the discontinuity and the nonrecognition
      between past events and present discourses and show the danger of
      conflating memory and narrative without the awareness of its limits.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
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      Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
      B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
      School of Human and Health Sciences
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 10:29
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:20
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/5146

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