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tr.v. mon·u·men·tal·ized, mon·u·men·tal·iz·ing, mon·u·men·tal·iz·es
To memorialize with a monument.


(ˌmɒnjʊˈmɛntəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to commemorate or immortalize with a monument


(ˌmɒn yəˈmɛn tlˌaɪz)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
to establish a memorial to.
mon`u•men`tal•i•za′tion, n.
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Verb1.monumentalize - record or memorialize lastingly with a monument
immortalise, immortalize, memorialise, memorialize, commemorate, record - be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead"
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Abad says he used the same approach by 'translating stories from historical residue into images and objects that reflect on acts of mythmaking, monumentalizing and forgetting.
But the quarto was also a durable book, providing Wordsworth with a bibliographic form capable of monumentalizing a work "that might live.
On display are the monumentalizing ambitions of such writers (and/or, as Genette would have it, of their 'allies') as William Alexander, Thomas Carew, Samuel Daniel, George Gascoigne, the now obscure Robert Gomersall, Fulke Greville, Thomas Heywood, Ben Jonson, Thomas Killigrew, 'the onely Rare Poet of that Time, The Witie, Comicall, Facetiously-Quicke and vparaieild' John Lyly, John Marston, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Newman, Thomas Norton, Thomas Randolph, John Tatham, the various translators of Seneca, Sir Philip Sidney, and, of course, William Shakespeare.
In 1935, he returned to Buenos Aires with Stern and rediscovered a city that, far from the turmoil of '30s Europe, had become a cosmopolitan metropolis suitable for his monumentalizing New Vision photography.
However, like Gallagher, she suggests a natural resistance to the creolistes' own tendencies toward fixity and declares that Price's narrative "exposes the dangers of monumentalizing the past by divorcing it from the present" (p.
Neither he (nor his network) allows any monumentalizing in this particular ethnography.
not speaking for the ghosts but preserving their narratives and monumentalizing them but without constructing an edifice seems to be the desire running through these poems.
What drives the poem is an obsession with transience and decay that in turn mobilizes a monumentalizing impulse, which itself challenges the processes by which nature is symbolically encoded.
In this monumentalizing genre, the desire to preserve a passing spirit within a physical, understandable space has often found urgency.
In Becoming Faulkner, Weinstein forthrightly addresses one of the many challenges that emerge when writing a life: "The life itself loses its messy authenticity when it enters the monumentalizing mangle of biography: it emerges straightened out, time-ordered, false" (4).
In this study of Moroccan museums, Pieprzak (French and comparative literature, Williams College) examines the decay of national museums in light of monumentalizing discourses of history and identity, which she argues aim to control collective memory and limit the intervention and participation of inappropriate actors and thereby produce their own irrelevance.
Pedagogical or monumentalizing intentions aside, perhaps Johnson's text proved convenient for the compiler, "W.