This book gives an insight into the media constructions of historical remembrance reflecting transnational, national or nationalistic forms of politics. Authors from post-Yugoslavia and neighbouring countries focus on the diverse transnational (such as Austro-Hungarian, Yugoslav etc.,) and national (such as Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian etc.) memory cultures in South-Eastern Europe, their interference and rivalry. They examine constructions of memory in different media from the 19th century to recent wars. These include longue duree images, breaks and gaps, selection and suppression, traumatic events and the loss of memory, stalgia, false memory, reactivation, rituals and traces of memory.
Tanja Zimmermann (Junior Professor; PhD in art history and Slavic studies) teaches East-European literature and art history at the University of Constance (Germany). Her research interests include literature, art and the media in Russia, South-Eastern Europe and Poland in the 19th and 20th century.