Journal Article

Desperate Affirmation: On the Aporetic Performativity of <i>Memoria</i> and Testimony, in the Light of W.G. Sebald's Story ‘Max Ferber’: With a Theological Response

Erik Borgman, Laurens ten Kate and Bart Philipsen

in Literature and Theology

Volume 19, issue 3, pages 200-220
Published in print September 2005 | ISSN: 0269-1205
Published online September 2005 | e-ISSN: 1477-4623 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/fri035
Desperate Affirmation: On the Aporetic Performativity of Memoria and Testimony, in the Light of W.G. Sebald's Story ‘Max Ferber’: With a Theological Response

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Literature
  • Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Is ‘remembering’ an intentional activity, residing in the subject's autonomy, or does it belong to the realm of receptivity, interrupting the subject? Or is it both at once? This jointly authored paper sets these questions in the context of a recently renewed interest in memoria in cultural theory and the humanities, as well as of an increasing pluralism in Western societies. The impossibility of sharing memories as a common good and a common truth is explored by putting the theme of historical responsibility, to which every gesture of memoria is tied, in a new light. The paper first...

Journal Article.  0 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Religion and Art, Literature, and Music

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.