Special Issue 04 (2015): Transnational Memory and Traumatic Histories

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Memory studies has moved from the cultural collective, rooted within the bounds of the nation state, to the transnational or transcultural, which in recent years has come to account for the circulation of “memory cultures” in an increasingly complex, globalised and violent world. In what follows, the essays in this special issue on Transnational Memory and Traumatic Histories are briefly introduced and contextualised within this transcultural framework.

Managing and article editors

Christina Brennan & Joseph Ford (University of Leeds)

Board of peer reviewers 

Dr Patrick Crowley (University College Cork)

Dr Claire Launchbury (University of New South Wales)

Dr Helen Finch (University of Leeds)

Dr Cathy Gelbin (University of Manchester)

Prof. Bill Niven (University of Nottingham, Trent)

Dr Anna Lena Sandberg (University of Copenhagen)

Prof. Max Silverman (University of Leeds)

Table of Contents

Guest Articles

Introduction: Transnational Memory and Traumatic Histories PDF
Joseph Ford
Diaspora, Postmemory and the Transcultural Turn in Contemporary Jewish Writing: Barbara Honigmann’s Autofictional Writings PDF
Jessica Ortner


A retrospective Ulysses’ syndrome: French émigré recollections of the British host PDF
Juliette Reboul
“The great night of Europe is shot through with long, sinister trains”: Transnational memory and European identity in Antonio Muñoz Molina’s Sepharad PDF
Lasse-Emil Paulsen
Franco-Algerian memory and questions of gender in Ahmed Kalouaz’s Point Kilométrique 190 (1986) PDF
Beatrice Ivey
Mothers’ and Daughters’ Memories: The Palimpsest and Women’s Writing during the Algerian Civil War PDF
Christina Brennan