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Stirrings in the Archives


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Chapter 1. The Inflation of the Archive Chapter 2. Before the Archive Chapter 3. Writing the Archive Transitively? Chapter 4. "A New Archivist": Foucault Chapter 5. The Archive as "Submedial Space" Chapter 6. The Gaps Are The Archive Chapter 7. Excercices de silence (Silence in the Archive) Chapter 8. Prosopopoetic Phantasms (Scenes from the Archives) Chapter 9. DRACULArchiv Chapter 10. Inverted Time: The Space of the Archive Chapter 11. Textuality of History? Archives and Literature Chapter 12. Faking the Archives Chapter 13. Archibiograffiti Chapter 14. The Mother of Archives: Rome Chapter 15. In History's Arsenal: The Archival catechon Chapter 16. From Louis XIV to Big Brother: Monitoring Chapter 17. Historical Bodies Chapter 18. Collection and Dispersal: The Posthumous Chapter 19. Dedicated to the Archive? Jacques Derrida and (the) Paul de Man's Case Chapter 20. "We From the Archive" Chapter 21. Book-enwald Chapter 22. The Mechanization of the Archive Chapter 23. Entropy: A Rubbish Theory of the Archive Chapter 24. In the End: Digital Anarchi(v)es Index About the Author

About the Author

Wolfgang Ernst (born 1959) is a German cultural and media historian. Educated at the universities of Koeln, London, and Bochum, he is Professor for Media Theory and Media Studies at Humboldt Universitat. His works include _Das Rumoren der Archive. Ordnung aus Unordnung_ (2002), _Im Namen von Geschichte. Sammeln - Speichern - (Er-)Zahlen_ (2003_, _Das Gesetz des Gedachtnisses. Medien und Archive am Ende (des 20. Jahrhunderts)_ (2007), and _Gleichursprunglichkeit. Zeitwesen und Zeitgegebenheit technischer Medien_, and _Chronopoetik. Zeitweisen und Zeitgaben technischer Medien_ (both 2012). Adam Siegel is languages and literatures bibliographer at the University of California, Davis. Educated at the Defense Language Institute, University of Minnesota, and University of California, Berkeley, his translations from the German and Russian include works by Hubert Fichte, Thomas Bernhard, and Viktor Shklovsky. For his translation and archival research, he is the recipient of a number of awards, including a University of California Research Grant.


The publisher and the translator are to be credited with bringing Ernst's work to Anglophone attention. . . . In short: if you found Foucault and co. worth reading, you'll enjoy this. * Archives and Records: The Journal of the Archives and Records Association *

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