Public Lecture in Prague


Jana Šrámková: “Memory in Footnotes-Contemporary literature as a footnote to historical and personal memory”

Since the time that literature began to resign itself to its descriptive function, one of its primary objectives has been to interrogate itself and its ability to communicate.The depiction of history and the thematisation of the process of remembering is subject to this change in literature’s focus.The act of remembering takes precedence over its contents, amnesia over memory, dreams over reality, the cultural milieu over events, and interpretation, ideas and language itself over the story.

Date: 25 April 2013, 7 pm
tranzitdisplay, Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, Czech Republic

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This event takes place in the frame of PATTERNS Lectures.

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