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The Excess of Memory: Rhetorical Interventions of Weems, Schuleit and Attie

Kendall R. Phillips


Rhetorical scholars interested in public memory have typically attended to permanent displays such a monuments or museums. This essay examines the rhetorical texture of installation artists who engage memory. These installations are found to engage aspects of the nonrepresentational dimensions of the experience of memory in ways markedly different from more permanent memorial displays.