Haunted by the Past: Retromania and Fear

Ein Gespenst geht um… Haunto­logy is one of those buzzwords that get thrown around in an attempt to put a fin­ger on cer­tain cul­tural trends. Deriv­ing ulti­mately from Jacques Der­rida, in ref­er­ence to the open­ing sen­tence of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Com­mun­ist Mani­festo, the term nowadays is used to refer to the ‘ghosts’ haunt­ing our cul­ture; the […Read more…]