Arctic Archives

Ice, Memory and Entropy

This pioneering volume explores the Arctic as an important and highly endangered archive of knowledge about natural as well as human history of the anthropocene.

Focusing on the Arctic as an archive means to investigate it not only as a place of human history and memory – of Arctic exploring, ›conquering‹ and colonizing –, but to take into account also the specific environmental conditions of the circumpolar region: ice and permafrost. These have allowed a huge natural archive to emerge, offering rich sources for natural scientists and historians alike.

Examining the debate on the notion of (›natural‹) archive, the cultural semantics and historicity of the meaning of concepts like ›warm‹, ›cold‹, ›freezing‹ and ›melting‹ as well as various works of literature, art and science on Arctic topics, this volume brings together literary scholars, historians of knowledge and philosophy, art historians, media theorists and archivologists.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Acknowledgements

    Seiten 7 - 8
  4. Introduction: The Arctic as an Archive

    Seiten 9 - 18
  5. WHAT IS A ›NATURAL ARCHIVE‹?

    On Similarities and Differences between Cultural and Natural Archives

    Seiten 21 - 36
  6. Archival Metahistory and Inhuman Memory

    Seiten 37 - 48
  7. The Melting Archive: The Arctic and the Archives' Others

    Seiten 49 - 68
  8. Landscapes as Archives of the Future?

    Seiten 69 - 92
  9. Memory in the Anthropocene: Notes on Slow Archives and Melting Glaciers

    Seiten 93 - 104
  10. PERFORMING ARCTIC ARCHIVES

    A Fragment of Future History

    Seiten 107 - 130
  11. The Absence of the Arctic

    Seiten 131 - 142
  12. The Snowfield as an Archive of Soviet Underground Performance Art

    Seiten 143 - 152
  13. Excerpts from Anna Schwartz's Archive

    Seiten 153 - 176
  14. Gender in the Twentieth-Century Polar Archive

    Seiten 177 - 196
  15. An Arctic Archive for the Anthropocene

    Seiten 197 - 218
  16. ICE – MESSAGE(S) OF A MEMORY MEDIUM

    From Prague to Greenland: Ice Memories in Libuše Moníková's Novel Treibeis (Drift Ice)

    Seiten 221 - 230
  17. Myth of Preservation: Images of Ice, Snow and Glaciers as Metaphors for Memory in Post- Holocaust Literature and Art (Sebald, Celan, Bałka)

    Seiten 231 - 252
  18. Investigating the Labоratory of Popular Arctic Narrative in Russian Literature from the 1930s to the 1950s

    Seiten 253 - 268
  19. Archives of Knowledge and Endangered Objects in the Anthropocene

    Seiten 269 - 284
  20. Natural Archives as Counter Archives: Gulag Literature from Witness to Postmemory

    Seiten 285 - 310
  21. Contributors

    Seiten 311 - 318
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2019-10-24, 318 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4656-6

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Susi K. Frank

Susi K. Frank, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Deutschland

Kjetil A. Jakobsen

Kjetil A. Jakobsen, Nord Universitet Bodo, Norwegen

Author(s)
Susi K. Frank / Kjetil A. Jakobsen (eds.)
Book title
Arctic Archives Ice, Memory and Entropy
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
318
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 13 SW-Abbildungen, 38 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4656-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1510
BIC-Code
JFC RNT HBTB
BISAC-Code
SOC022000 SOC015000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
JBCC RNT NHTB
Release date
2019-10-24
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte, Erinnerungskultur, Natur
Readership
Arctic Studies, Archivology, Comparative Literatures, Media Studies, Eco Studies, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Arctic, Cultural History, Eco Studies, Anthropocene, Cultural Semantics, Archaeology, Memory Culture, Nature, Human Ecology, Philosophy of History, Cultural Studies

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