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Researching memory in early modern studies

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kate Chedgzoy



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Sage Publications Ltd., 2018.

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This essay pursues the study of early modern memory across a chronologically, conceptually and thematically broad canvas in order to address key questions about the historicity of memory and the methodologies of memory studies. First, what is the value for our understanding of early modern memory practices of transporting the methodologies of contemporary memory studies backwards, using them to study the memorial culture of a time before living memory? Second, what happens to the cross-disciplinary project of memory studies when it is taken to a distant period, one that had its own highly self-conscious and much debated cultures of remembering? Drawing on evidence and debates from a range of disciplinary locations, but primarily focusing on literary and historical studies, the essay interrogates crucial differences and commonalities between memory studies and early modern studies.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Chedgzoy K, Graham E, Hodgkin K, Wray R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Memory Studies

Year: 2018

Volume: 11

Issue: 1

Pages: 5-20

Print publication date: 01/01/2018

Online publication date: 23/01/2018

Acceptance date: 05/12/2016

Date deposited: 11/06/2018

ISSN (print): 1750-6980

ISSN (electronic): 1750-6999

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd.


DOI: 10.1177/1750698017736834


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