Category Archives: Memories

Berlin Wall Kiss destroyed

(via Towleroad) The famous kiss between Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East German counterpart Erich Honecker painted on the Berlin Wall has been destroyed. I’m sad, and the artist, Dmitri Vrubel, isn’t too happy either: But Dmitri Vrubel, who never … Continue reading

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Remembering Harvey Milk and Anita Bryant

A bit of “old” news as I try to catch up on some blog reading: Evidently Sean Penn is endorsing a Harvey Milk Day in California, joining some state senators in calling for the memorial day, which would occur on … Continue reading

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Young: The Texture of Memory (1993)

For our Public Memory and Rhetoric course we read James E. Young’s The Texture of Memory: Holocaust Memorials and Meaning, which was an enjoyable and intelligent investigation into the production and reception of various Holocaust memorials in Germany, Austria, Poland, … Continue reading

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some random stuff akin to notes to you the reader

• I went to New York City last weekend, as I mentioned in my previous post. State College leaves me unfulfilled in so many ways, but mostly it has to do with the lack of people, diversity, good food, interesting … Continue reading

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textually mediated memory

Professor Browne has asked us to come to class with an artifact today dealing with public memory. Since I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Milk over the last few months, esp. in regards to queer activism and its relationship … Continue reading

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