Never forget Sandy Hook Elementary: Haunting memorials to a school massacre

  • KT Doerr

Abstract

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.

Published
2019-12-30
How to Cite
Doerr, K. (2019). Never forget Sandy Hook Elementary: Haunting memorials to a school massacre. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 10(2-3), 173-191. https://doi.org/10.7577/rerm.3675