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Figures of Absence: On Austerlitz, Adorno; Quotation, Coincidence (Part 1)

This is part of a conference paper I presented in the spring. I’m dividing it up into two posts. I’ll post the next part tomorrow.  1,384 more words


Core Memories

‘Until I was 16 or 17, I had heard practically nothing about the history that preceded 1945. Only when we were 17 were we confronted with a documentary film of the opening of the Belsen camp.’

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Sobre a Obra:

Austelitz é uma narrativa notável, tão curiosa quanto despretensiosa, que nos dá a conhecer Jacques Austerlitz, numa espécie de monólogo meditativo interior, ao longo de um passeio pelas costas de East Anglia. 167 more words


Austerlitz in Paris

W G Sebald’s novels tend to begin with someone setting out on a journey.  His protagonists are almost always in transit, and if they do settle somewhere it is not likely to be long-term.  1,851 more words

Second World War

On the walls of Paris

First time I went to Paris, I started noticing the plaques.  I expected them to be the equivalent of our blue plaques, famous bloke (or occasionally woman) was born/lived/died/did something famous here.  2,822 more words


CEUFF 2017: Louise by the Shore, Mythopathy, & Austerlitz

The unforgettable impact of the past on the present is at the forefront of these three films. From powerhouse EU countries France, Germany, and Greece, these films remind us of the importance of the past and how it affects everything we do in the future. 748 more words


A version of the following piece should appear at Time Out Chicago sometime before Friday.

The Chicago European Union Film Festival kicked off at the Gene Siskel Film Center on March 3 and continues until the end of the month. 342 more words

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