Never forget Sandy Hook Elementary: Haunting memorials to a school massacre
In this methodological inquiry, I attune to the materiality of erasure and haunting. With Deleuze’s theories of difference/repetition as a theoretical tool, I examine the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut with the mantra, Never Forget. I structure this article around the concept of a pilgrimage, taking inspiration from Chaucer by selecting tales from my journey. Theories of re-membering and dis-membering are developed as embodied and affective responses to this troubled place. As such, I put forth this inquiry as response-able, a way to stay “with the trouble” and interrogate violence in settler colonial societies such as the United States.
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