Memory and Commemoration: Rhetorical Sources

Comprehensive on the rhetorical canon of memory and the rhetoric of commemoration.


Arnold-de-Simine, Silke. Mediating Memory in the Museum: Trauma, Empathy, Nostalgia. Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

Atwater, Deborah F., and Sandra L. Herndon. "Cultural Space and Race: The National Civil Rights Museum and MuseumAfrica." Howard Journal of Communications 14/1(2003): 15-28.

Bal, Mieke, et al., eds. Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present. University Press of New England, 1999.

Balthrop, V. William, et al. “The Presence of the Present: Hijacking ‘The Good War’?” Western Journal of Communication, vol. 74, no. 2, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010, pp. 170–207, doi:10.1080/10570311003614500.

Benson, Thomas W. "Looking for the Public in the Popular: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Rhetoric of Collective Memory." The Terministic Screen: Rhetorical Perspectives on Film. Ed. David Blakesley. Southern Illinois University Press, 2003. 129-145.

Bernard-Donals, Michael F. Figures of Memory : the Rhetoric of Displacement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2016.

Blair, Carole. "Reflections on Criticism and Bodies: Parables from Public Places." Western Journal of Communication 65, no. 3 (Summer, 2001): 271-294. doi:10.1080/10570310109374706.

Blair, Carole, and Marsha S. Jeppeson. “Public Memorializing in Postmodernity: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial as Prototype.” The Quarterly Journal of Speech, vol. 77, no. 3, Taylor & Francis Group, 1991, pp. 263–88, doi:10.1080/00335639109383960.

Blair, Carole, and Neil Michel. “Reproducing Civil Rights Tactics: The Rhetorical Performances of the Civil Rights Memorial.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 2, Taylor & Francis Group, 2000, pp. 31–55, doi:10.1080/02773940009391174.

Blair, Carole, V. William Balthrop, and Neil Michel. “The Arguments of the Tombs of the Unknown: Relationality and National Legitimation.” Argumentation, vol. 25, no. 4, 2011, pp. 449–68, doi:10.1007/s10503-011-9216-9.

Blair, Carole,V. William Balthrop, and Neil Michel. “Mood of the Material: War Memory and Imagining Otherwise.” Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies, vol. 13, no. 1, SAGE Publications, 2013, pp. 6–20, doi:10.1177/1532708612464632.

Demo, Anne Teresa, and Bradford. Vivian. Rhetoric, Remembrance, and Visual Form : Sighting Memory. New York: Routledge, 2012.

Dickinson, Greg, Carole Blair, and Brian L. Ott. Places of Public Memory : the Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2010.

Erll, Astrid. Memory in Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Finney, Patrick, ed. Remembering the Second World War. Routledge, 2018.

Greer, Jane, and Laurie Grobman, eds. Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives. Routledge, 2015.

Gruber, David R. "The (Digital) Majesty of All under Heaven: Affective Constitutive Rhetoric at the Hong Kong Museum of History's Multi-Media Exhibition of Terracotta Warriors." Rhetoric Society Quarterly 44/2(2014): 148-167. doi:10.1080/02773945.2014.888462.

Hasian, Marouf, Jr. "Remembering and Forgetting the 'Final Solution': A Rhetorical Pilgrimage through the US Holocaust Memorial Museum." Critical Studies in Media Communication 21/1(2004): 64-92. doi:10.1080/0739318042000184352.

Hasian, Marouf, Jr., and Nicholas S. Paliewicz. "Taking the Reparatory Turn at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice." International journal of communication [Online] (2020): 2227+. Gale Literature Resource Center (accessed June 3, 2021).

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. Museums and the Interpretation of Visual Culture. Routledge, 2000.

Johnson, Davi. "Psychiatric Power: The Post-museum as a Site of Rhetorical Alignment." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies 5/4(2008): 344-362. doi:10.1080/14791420802412423.

Johnson, Nathan R. Architects of Memory : Information and Rhetoric in a Networked Archival Age. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press, 2020.

Jordan, John W. "Transcending Hollywood: The Referendum on United 93 as Cinematic Memorial." Critical Studies in Media Communication 25/2(2008): 196-223. doi:10.1080/15295030802032267.

Landsberg, Alison. Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture. Columbia University Press, 2004.

Macaluso, Laura, ed. Monument Culture: International Perspectives on the Future of Monuments in a Changing World. Rowman & Littlefield, 2019.

Obermark, Lauren. “‘Assurance That the World Holds Far More Good Than bad’:The Pedagogy of Memory at the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum.” Rhetoric Review, vol. 38, no. 1, Routledge, 2019, pp. 93–107, doi:10.1080/07350198.2019.1549410.

Owen, A. Susan. "Memory, War, and American Identity: Saving Private Ryan as Cinematic Jeremiad." Critical Studies in Media Communication 19/2 (2002): 249-282. doi:10.1080/07393180216565.

Phillips, Kendall, ed. Framing Public Memory. University of Alabama Press, 2004.

Phillips, Kendall, and G. Mitchell Reyes, eds. Global Memoryscapes: Contesting Remembrance in a Transnational Age. University of Alabama Press, 2011.

Richardson, John E. “Sharing Values to Safeguard the Future: British Holocaust Memorial Day Commemoration as Epideictic Rhetoric.” Discourse & Communication, vol. 12, no. 2, Apr. 2018, pp. 171–191.

Shawn J. Parry‐Giles & Trevor Parry‐Giles (2000) Collective memory, political nostalgia, and the rhetorical presidency: Bill Clinton's commemoration of the March on Washington, August 28, 1998, Quarterly Journal of Speech, 86:4, 417-437.

VanderHaagen, Sara C. “(Mis)quoting King: Commemorative Stewardship and Ethos in the Controversy over the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.” Argumentation and Advocacy, vol. 55, no. 2, Routledge, 2019, pp. 91–114, doi:10.1080/10511431.2019.1597592.

Weiser, M. Elizabeth. Museum Rhetoric: Building Civic Identity in National Spaces. Penn State University Press, 2017.

Williams, Paul. "Memorial Museums and the Objectification of Suffering." The Routledge Companion to Museum Ethics. Routledge, 2012. 241-256.

Wright, Elizabethada A. “Rhetorical Spaces in Memorial Places: The Cemetery as a Rhetorical Memory Place/space.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, vol. 35, no. 4, Taylor & Francis Group, 2005, pp. 51–81, doi:10.1080/02773940509391322.

Yates, Frances A. The Art of Memory. London: Routledge, 1966.

Zagacki, Kenneth S., and Victoria J. Gallagher. "Rhetoric and Materiality in the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art." Quarterly Journal of Speech 95/2 (2009): 171-191.

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