M.Leddy + memory   51

Found in an old pocket notebook
Two details from a talk by Eva Kor.
life  memory 
august 2019 by M.Leddy
Hard copies
Peter Funt: “And so ticket stubs join theater playbills, picture postcards, handwritten letters and framed photos as fading forms of preserving our memories. It raises the question, Is our view of the past, of our own personal history, somehow different without hard copies?”
impermanence  memory  paper 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
Involuntary memory meets the slot-car craze.
childhood  memory  Proust  walking 
april 2019 by M.Leddy
A “spectacular building,”a “beautiful room”
Is it reasonable to wonder whether someone helped with the name of the beautiful room?
january 2019 by M.Leddy
A “fluid plane”
I strongly suspect that J.W. Dunne’s work helped to inspire the MJT’s Geoffrey Sonnabend and his theory of obliscence.
memory  time 
september 2018 by M.Leddy
Misquoting from memory
Writing from memory, I had “The stone’s in the midst of it all.” That’s how I’ve had the line in my head since I was an undergrad. But no. Yeats’s poem reads, “The stone’s in the midst of all.”
memory  poetry  Yeats 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Shakespeare’s and snails’
Memory, Shakespeare’s and snails’.
Borges  memory 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Smells like childhood
Bus exhaust, bubble gum, Camel cigarettes, caps for toy guns, my elementary school’s basement, laundry air-dried in my grandparents’ basement.
childhood  memory 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
Mister Memory
Please imagine Jeff Sessions in the role.
AlfredHitchcock  film  memory  politics 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
Memorizing poetry
Molly Worthen, historian, writes about the value of memorizing poetry.
memory  poetry 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
DQ Breeze
Was there ever a Dairy Queen product called the Breeze? Yes. It existed.
fambly  food  memory 
july 2017 by M.Leddy
Time travel
Alan Lightman discovers a great-grandfather’s pipe.
memory  time  smoking 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Involuntary Brooklyn
Olive oil and meat and herbs and garlic.
Brooklyn  food  memory  Proust 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowin’ through the chasm in my mind.”
memory  music 
july 2015 by M.Leddy
Poetry and memory
Susan Howe, reading T. S. Eliot to a friend with dementia.
memory  poetry  TSEliot 
january 2015 by M.Leddy
The Beloit Mindset List, 2018 edition
This year’s list looks to my eyes like a particularly tasteless and clueless array of hastily selected cultural fragments.
college  culture  memory  time 
september 2014 by M.Leddy
Music and memory
Fresca asks a great question: What songs will we remember after we forget our names?
memory  music 
august 2014 by M.Leddy
Radiolab, “Things”
Elaine said that I had to listen to the Radiolab episode of that name. Our daughter Rachel, too, said that I had to listen. So I did.
materialculture  memory 
august 2014 by M.Leddy
A deportee memorial
Sixty-five years later, there is a memorial for those who died in the 1948 plane crash that inspired Woody Guthrie’s “Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos)” and whose names are now, all, known.
culture  memory  music  WoodyGuthrie 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
The Beloit Mindset List, 2017 edition
Better scotch those Stapleton Airport analogies, Professor Higginbotham! The kids today won’t “dig” them.
college  culture  memory  time 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
“I remember”
The artist and writer Joe Brainard (1942–1994) gave the world a deceptively simple writing prompt: “I remember,” two words to begin a sentence or a paragraph.
memory  writing 
october 2012 by M.Leddy
The Beloit Mindset List, again
In my lifetime, Bix Beiderbecke, Emily Dickinson, Juan Gris, and Fats Waller have always been dead. And the point is — what?
college  culture  memory  time 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Roger Ebert on memory and mortality
“Some years from now, at a funeral with a slide show, only one person will be able to say who we were. Then no one will know.”
RogerEbert  memory 
april 2012 by M.Leddy
A handy mnemonic
A handy mnemonic I am sharing with my students, with whom I’ll be watching King Lear in room 3290.
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Proust, Barthes, involuntary memory
A note from Roland Barthes’s Mourning Diary, recording a moment of involuntary memory.
RolandBarthes  memory  Proust 
october 2011 by M.Leddy
The Beloit Mindset List, 2011 edition
“ The 2011 edition of the Beloit Mindset List is out, and it manages to outdo the 2010 list in faulty perspective and tackiness.”
college  culture  memory  time 
august 2011 by M.Leddy
Re: the Beloit Mindset List
Really troubling assumptions about reality and young adults
college  culture  memory  time 
august 2010 by M.Leddy
Toy Story 3
"We are ourselves, this film seems to say, only in relation to others."
film  memory  objects 
july 2010 by M.Leddy
Memorial Day
From the New York Times, 1910
MemorialDay  memory 
june 2010 by M.Leddy
Fresh cookies, fresh ironing
Proustian passage from a childhood book
books  childhood  memory  Proust  reading 
july 2009 by M.Leddy
Drugs and memories
Drugs for forgetting, in our world and in Homer's Odyssey
Homer  memory  Odyssey 
february 2009 by M.Leddy
November 11
From the New York Times: "Today is the 90th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War, and it will be commemorated very differently on each side of the Atlantic and across the borders of Europe. It's a reminder that not all 'victors' experience wars in the same way, and that their citizens can have almost as much difficulty as those of the vanquished states in coping with the collective trauma of conflict."
culture  VeteransDay  war  memory 
november 2008 by M.Leddy
Proust in the news
A British paper gets the "Proust effect" wrong, all wrong
Proust  memory  journalism 
september 2008 by M.Leddy
Involuntary bicycle
A moment of involuntary memory
Proust  memory 
may 2008 by M.Leddy
"[T]races of ourselves"
Passages from The Fugitive and My Dinner with André
AndréGregory  WallaceShawn  Proust  memory 
november 2007 by M.Leddy
Florence Wolfson's diary
A 90-year-old woman reunited with the diary she kept as a teenager
diaries  memory  notebooks  writing 
july 2006 by M.Leddy

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