Friday, January 25, 2008
Utz on "Places We Remember"
Richard Utz recently published "'There Are Places We Remember': Situating the Medieval Past in Postmedieval Cultural Memories," in vol. 6.2 (2004 ) of Transfiguration: Nordic Journal of Christianity and the Arts, a periodical published through Museum Tusculanum Press at the University of Copenhagen. The essay investigates aspects of mnemonic bridging between the medieval past and various postmedieval periods, specifically the desire to create reified (topographic) evidence of one's imagined origins (memorialization, musealization, etc.).