Abstract

This article considers how diary writing mediates temporal consciousness, especially during periods of crisis. Through examples of German civilian diaries written at the end of the Second World War, I show how diaries reflect changing notions of history and futurity, producing radically presentist modes of self-representation.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1456
Print ISSN
0162-4962
Pages
pp. 323-341
Launched on MUSE
2017-09-30
Open Access
No
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