Memory in crisis : commemoration, visual cultures, and (mis)representation in postcolonial Belgium
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This article analyses the role of visual cultures in debates surrounding memories of the Belgian colonial project and its long-term consequences by focusing on a single case study, Barly Baruti’s and Christophe Cassiau-Haurie’s comic Madame Livingstone: Congo, La Grande Guerre (2014). Focusing on how the image-text represents ‘official’ commemoration versus ‘private’ memories in the context of the Belgian colonialism and the First World War in the Great Lakes region, it highlights how a focus on the visual can also function as a counterproduction of images that emphasise the complex and contested nature of commemoration in a transnational context.
Arens , S 2020 , ' Memory in crisis : commemoration, visual cultures, and (mis)representation in postcolonial Belgium ' , Modern Languages Open , vol. 2020 , no. 1 , 32 , pp. 1-9 . https://doi.org/10.3828/mlo.v0i0.328
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