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Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process

Jens Brockmeier


Our longstanding view of memory and remembering is in the midst of a profound transformation. This does not only affect our concept of memory or a particular idea of how we remember and forget; it is a wider cultural transformation. In order to understand it we need to step back and consider what is meant when we say memory. The book’s far-ranging studies offer such a perspective, synthesizing our understanding of remembering in the neurosciences, humanities, and social studies, as well as in key works of autobiographical literature and life-writing. The aim is to radically rethink our very no ... More

Keywords: memory, autobiographical memory, autobiographical remembering, narrative, social memory, cultural memory, metaphors of memory, self, narrative identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199861569
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861569.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jens Brockmeier, author
Professor, American University at Paris