Archive For April, 2013

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The Proust Phenomenon Video

Footage from 'The Proust Phenomenon', the Memory Network's public event held on 15th November 2012 at the French Institute in London.
‘Founded Securely on a Fairy’s Wing’:  Reading, Libraries and Memory in the Age of the Prosthetic Mind – Sebastian Groes (University of Roehampton)

‘Founded Securely on a Fairy’s Wing’: Reading, Libraries and Memory in the Age of the Prosthetic Mind – Sebastian Groes (University of Roehampton)

Walter Benjamin’s ‘Unpacking My Library’ (1931) is an  illuminating account of the loving relationship that can exist between readers and their books. Whilst stocking his shelves, Benjamin speaks of the spring tide of memories which surges toward any collector as he contemplates his possessions. Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passions borders on the chaos of memories.…