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An architecture of forgetting, towards a poetics of the 'dead zone' of Nicosia

An architecture of forgetting, towards a poetics of the 'dead zone' of Nicosia

Adil, Alev (2009) An architecture of forgetting, towards a poetics of the 'dead zone' of Nicosia. In: Silkü, Atilla, Erdem, Murat and Folk, Patrick, (eds.) Memory and Nostalgia: Proceedings. Ege University - 11th International Cultural Studies Symposium. Ege University Press, Izmir, Turkey. ISBN 9789754838022

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Abstract

Nicosia, a medieval walled city in Cyprus, was divided by a ‘green line’ in 1964, again in 1974, and remains the last divided capital city in Europe. While the border between the two communities was opened in 2003 the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities live separated by a ‘dead zone’. This paper explores how the ‘dead zone’ works as a site of memory and its attendant forgettings. The aesthetics of the fragment and its multiplication, and an eclectic elision between diverse genres and discursive practices from philosophy to poetry and the multimedia image/text provide a rationale or methodology for a self-reflexive understanding of collective and individual memory.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] In: Memory and Nostalgia: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Cultural Studies Symposium, held May 2007, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey.
Uncontrolled Keywords: memory, nostalgia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9333

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