Memory studies has become a rapidly growing area of scholarly as well as public interest. This volume brings together world experts to explore the current critical trends in this new academic field. It embraces work on diverse but interconnected phenomena, such as twenty-first century museums, shocking memorials in present-day Rwanda and the firsthand testimony of the victims of genocidal conflicts. The collection engages with pressing 'real world' issues, such as the furor around the recent 9/11 memorial, and what we really mean when we talk about 'trauma'. Richard Crownshaw is a Lecturer in English at Goldsmiths, University of London. Jane Kilby is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Sociology, Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford. Antony Rowland is Professor of Literary Studies at the University of Salford.