Total recall: longing in the (post)digital age

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This essay takes its lead from considerations which reassuringly, and often nostalgically, restate the predominance of physical interaction while presenting emerging artistic models which mix multimedia and live performance. Having addressed the key concepts of nostalgia, retromania, and post-digital, the paper concludes by arguing that a nostalgic sensibility is the best mechanism we have to engage with history in the present, to cope with loss and to hopefully shape our future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication(Re)writing without borders
Subtitle of host publicationcontemporary intermedial perspectives on literature and the visual arts
EditorsBrigitte Le Juez, Nina Shiel, Mark Wallace
PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-1-61229-992-1, 978-1-61229-991-4, 978-1-61229-993-8
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameEuropean Network for Comparative Literary Studies


  • nostalgia
  • retromania
  • post-digital
  • longing
  • technology


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