Trace Evidence: The Uncertainty of the Real

Belinda Morrissey, Kristen Davis


Abstract

This article examines the impact of trace items through their evocation and elevation to the status of the sublime object. The authors focus on the impact that things left behind by the dead or missing have on those whose loved them, arguing that such traces provide a glimmer of materiality that those left behind can desperately crave.

Keywords

Traces; missing people; loss

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