Professor Sarah Clift has provided the translation for German scholar Aleida Assmann’s new work Shadows of Trauma. Assmann, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Konstanz, has been a central figure in memory studies in Europe.
Fordham University describes the book: “Shadows of Trauma analyzes the transformation of the past from an individual experience to a collective construction, with special attention to the tensions that arise when personal experience collides with official commemoration.”
Professor Clift has translated extensively in German and French, having previously translated several of French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy’s works. She has also taught a course on memory entitled “The concept of memory in late-modernity: Commemoration, (Re)presentation, Trauma”