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International Journal of Literary Culture / Internationale Zeitschrift für literarische Kultur

Ed. by Biti, Vladimir / Liska, Vivian

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Volume 40, Issue 1


Erinnerung als Auslöschung. Zum Verhältnis zwischen kulturellen Gedächtnisräumen und ihrer medialen Vermittlung in Victor Hugos Notre-Dame de Paris und Les Misérables

Sabine Friedrich
Published Online: 2005-08-11 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/arca.2005.40.1.61


The memory spaces that Victor Hugo designs in his novels are charged with myth and designed to inspire meaning. One can read this as a fictional compensation for a crisis of remembrance in his age: textual monuments were to be erected next to monuments of stone. Hugo also establishes a link between the cultural practices of remembrance and the historically changing media of storage. In Notre-Dame de Paris he develops a modern conception of text that is based on the idea of effacement, against the background of an unfolding of media change. A tension exists between the mythically charged lieux de mémoire and Hugo’s attempts to convey them in various media.

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Published Online: 2005-08-11

Published in Print: 2005-07-20

Citation Information: Arcadia, Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages 61–78, ISSN (Online) 1613-0642, ISSN (Print) 0003-7982, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/arca.2005.40.1.61.

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