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Historical and personal trauma in Murakami and Sebald.

Narrative can explore the links between traumatic events of the past and their ramifications in the present and future, demonstrating the transformative potential of painful events. 2,295 more words

Don't Plagiarise

The Emigrants by W. G. Sebald: Modernism as Sehnsucht

Having read Austerlitz and Vertigo (the latter of which is the title of a blog devoted to Sebald and photographically illustrated literature), I jumped at a secondhand copy of The Emigrants. 574 more words


Photography for Writers

Why does a writer aspire to make a book of photographs like a traditional photographer did, like me for eg. Why does the writer look to the ‘approach’ to photography as a traditional photographer did, which more often than not often was  ‘project’ based, for a variety of reasons. 366 more words

Found photographs

For me, the experience of reading W. G Sebald’s Austerlitz was unique. I presumed, until I was nearly at the end, that it was a true though complexly layered account of an architectural historian’s life, as told to the author. 370 more words


Valeria Luiselli, "Flying Home" from Sidewalks

Those maps in the archives: very Sebald. Rembrandt allusion, nice touch, too.

More explicitly about what makes a nation a nation, though. Might be the borders. 11 more words


Nostalgia - 2

Last week I looked at how nostalgia began as a clinical disease in which the sufferer experiences physical pain because they miss their homeland. In his fiction, … 1,265 more words

Medical Humanities

Reading Architecture

Hosted at the Benaki Museum in Athens with the sponsorship of the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, the Reading Architecture symposium was organised by the History and Theory Program, School of Architecture, McGill University. 279 more words