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Topographies of the body-and-mind: Skin Ego, Body Ego, and the film 'Memento'

Pile, Steve (2009). Topographies of the body-and-mind: Skin Ego, Body Ego, and the film 'Memento'. Subjectivity, 27(1) pp. 134–154.

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Abstract

This paper explores the various techniques of memory formation and storage depicted in the film Memento (2000). In particular, these are Polaroid pictures, Post-it stickers, a map and skin tattoos. To understand the use of these techniques, this paper deploys the concepts of Body Ego, drawn from Freud, and Skin Ego, drawn from Anzieu. This paper thereby not only discloses the complex organization of space and time in the formation and storage of memories, it also necessitates a reconsideration of the spaces and times of subjectivity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 1755-6341
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 19963
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2010 16:12
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 05:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/19963
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