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    Ottoman transcultural memories: introduction

    Koureas, Gabriel and Prosser, J. and Wilson, C. and Hakim-Dowek, L. (2019) Ottoman transcultural memories: introduction. Memory Studies 12 (5), pp. 483-492. ISSN 1750-6980.

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    This introduction lays out the context and aims for the special issue’s focus on Ottoman transcultural memories. We explain the pertinence of transcultural memories for the Ottoman Empire, and we discuss contemporary politicizations of Ottoman nostalgia, or neo-Ottomanism. We define the key terms in our analyses, rooting our approach in memory studies, and distinguishing a transcultural approach to memory from comparable approaches in postcolonial studies. The introduction further sets out how the special issue refigures memory studies, transcultural, and Ottoman studies. The issue’s contents are outlined, with the interdisciplinary and transmedial contributions necessarily driven by the diverse archives of Ottoman transcultural memories. Creative selections are informed by the affective resonance of Ottoman transcultural memories, in turn refiguring postmemory.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): empire, nostalgia, transnationalism, transmedial, interdisciplinary, postmemory
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2019 13:25
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:53


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