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Title: Cyber-Commemoration: Life Writing, Trauma and Memorialisation. [abstract].
Authors: Douglas, Kate
Keywords: research
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: In this paper, Kate Douglas explores one of the ways in which life narratives of trauma are circulating in contemporary Australian cultural landscapes: through the internet. Using the example of the Bali bombings, Dr Douglas wants to consider the role internet media have played in traumatic remembering and commemoration. Like many (actual) commemorative sites, these websites foreground life narratives in their representation of the traumatic event: testimonies from first- and second-person witnesses, photographs, poems and letters that assume significance beyond the individual. These narratives function as metonyms for survivors’ experiences.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1490
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