Commemoration by Dr Heather Laird Published by Cork University Press
In a recently-published book, Heather Laird from the School of English at University College Cork re-imagines commemoration.
A commemoration process that is shaped by a desire to re-invigorate the social imagination and encourage speculation on alternatives to current orthodoxies considers not only what happened in the past, but what else might conceivably have happened. Commemoration proposes ways that we can both make the roads untaken in history visible and ‘remember’ them. It links the untaken roads of the past to side-branching roads in the present: real possible alternatives to dominant ways of thinking and being, outlining commemorative practices that could connect these two sets of roads. Please find below a link to the “look inside” website for Commemoration.