Moment to Monument

The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance (in collaboration with Regula Hohl Trillini, Jennifer Jermann and Markus Marti)

Edited by Ladina Bezzola Lambert and Andrea Ochsner

Transcript-Verlag

Moment to Monument

Pub Date: January 2009

ISBN: 9783899429626

228 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $35.00

Moment to Monument

The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance (in collaboration with Regula Hohl Trillini, Jennifer Jermann and Markus Marti)

Edited by Ladina Bezzola Lambert and Andrea Ochsner

Transcript-Verlag

Why do certain works of art make it into the canon while others just enjoy a brief moment of recognition, if at all? How do moments produce monuments, and why are monuments erased from our cultural memory in only a moment? – Taking into account these cultural processes of creating, storing, remembering and forgetting that are omnipresent and have an immense influence on how we perceive artefacts and cultural events, the articles in this collection analyze the phenomenon of cultural production, transmission and reception from various angles, drawing on approaches from both literary and cultural studies. With its transdisciplinary approach, this book uniquely responds to an everyday cultural phenomenon that so far has not received such wide-ranging attention.

About the Author

Ladina Bezzola Lambert (Dr. phil.) works as a literary scholar and lecturer. Andrea Ochsner (lic. phil.) teaches English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Basel, Switzerland.