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Architexts of Memory

Literature, Science, and Autobiography
Evelyne Ender
Offers a powerful model that uses literature to help fathom the nature of remembrance

Description

In this impressively interdisciplinary study, Evelyne Ender revisits master literary works to suggest that literature can serve as an experimental laboratory for the study of human remembrance. She shows how memory not only has a factual basis but is inseparable from fictional and aesthetic elements. Beautifully written in accessible prose, and impressive in its scope, the book takes up works by Proust, Woolf, George Eliot, Nerval, Lou Andreas-Salome, and Sigmund Freud, getting to the heart of essential questions about mental images, empirical knowledge, and the devastations of memory loss in ways that are suggestive and profound. Architexts of Memory joins a growing body of work in the lively field of memory studies, drawing from clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, and neurobiology as well as literary studies.

Evelyne Ender is Professor of French Studies, University of Washington. She is the author of Sexing the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria.

Praise / Awards

  • Winner of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies

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Copyright © 2005, University of Michigan. All rights reserved.

Product Details

  • 6.125 x 9.25.
  • 320pp.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Paper
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-03104-7

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