Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Michael Rothberg Quote

'The greatest hope for a new comparatism lies in opening up the seperate containers of memory and identity that buttress competitive thinking and becoming aware of the mutual constitution and ongoing transformation of the objects of comparison. Too often comparison is understood as "equation" - the Holocaust cannot be compared to any other history, the story goes, because it is unlike them all. This project takes dissimilarity for granted, since no two events are ever alike, and then focuses its intellectual energy on investigating what it means to invoke connotations nonetheless' (Rothberg 2009: 18)

No comments:

Post a Comment