Communication, history and memory

possible dialogues

  • Marialva Carlos Barbosa Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Escola de Comunicação, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Comunicação. Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brasil
Keywords: Communication, history, memory, oblivion, epistemology


This article reflects on the possible dialogues between communication, history and memory, having a letter dictated by a female slave in the 19th century as the corpus. Note that this document represents a symbolic dialogue between communication and history, being an act of communication between multiple individuals. It discusses the temporalities in communication and history, the narrative acts that both produce and the contemporary disintegration of links between past, present and future, noting that the historicity is governed today by media action. Finally, it addresses the problem of memory and its presence in the world of communication and history, reflecting on the oblivion related to slavery in Brazil.


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Barbosa, M. (2019). Communication, history and memory. MATRIZes, 13(1), 13-25.