‘Must I remember?’ artificial memory systems and early modern England



Day, Jonathan
‘Must I remember?’ artificial memory systems and early modern England. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

My thesis traces the evolution of artificial memory systems from classical Greece to early modern England to explore memorial traumas and the complex nature of a very particular way of remembering. An artificial memory system is a methodology to improve natural memory. Classical artificial memory systems employ an architectural metaphor, emphasising regularity and striking imagery. Classical memory systems also frequently describe the memory as a blank page. This thesis follows the path of transmission of these ideas and the perennial relationship between memory and forgetting and memory and fiction, as well as the constant threat of memorial collapse.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Date: 2014-06 (completed)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 01:54
DOI: 10.17638/02006202
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2006202