Narratives of survival and the politics of memory


Narratives of survival illustrate a number of converging theoretical issues of importance for life-history writing. On the one hand, personal memory strives for connection with shared structures of thought: little stories seek to attach themselves to big stories. On the other hand, nation building shapes personal memory to serve its political grand narratives. In the interstitial space room must be found for the articulation of the experience of little individuals.

Atsauce: Skultans V. (2014) Narratives of Survival and the Politics of Memory. European Journal of Life Writing , Vol. 3, 11-25.