International Journal of Literary Culture / Internationale Zeitschrift für literarische Kultur
Ed. by Biti, Vladimir / Liska, Vivian
2 Issues per year
CiteScore 2016: 0.10
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Erinnerung als Auslöschung. Zum Verhältnis zwischen kulturellen Gedächtnisräumen und ihrer medialen Vermittlung in Victor Hugos Notre-Dame de Paris und Les Misérables
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.