Forests, Families, and Films

  title={Forests, Families, and Films},
  author={Piotr H. Kosicki},
  journal={East European Politics & Societies and Cultures},
  pages={730 - 760}
  • Piotr H. Kosicki
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • East European Politics & Societies and Cultures
  • Taking theoretical cues from the respective works of Jan and Aleida Assmann and Dan Diner, this article has two fundamentally linked goals: to historicize Polish cultural memory of Katyń, emplotting it within a narrative arc encompassing the seven decades separating 1943 from 2015; and to identify individual and collective agency within the history of Polish memory of Katyń. Certainly, the word “Katyń” exists variously as toponym, as metonym, as rallying cry. Yet the historical narratives… CONTINUE READING
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    • Piotr H. Kosicki is assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland. a specialist in transnational european history focusing on both the Catholic Church and cultural memory of mass violence, he is the author of two forthcoming monographs and over 20 articles, including “anniversary or a
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