Media and Memory

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Culture and Media

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Media and Memory

Spring 2019

Taught By: Kate Eichhorn

Section: AX

CRN: 7137

Credits: 4

[Track M] For millennia, new media technologies have raised questions and concerns about memory and forgetting. This course explores the relationship between media and memory in relation to the following key questions: How and why have new media technologies so often been understood as a threat to memory? To what extent have philosophers, psychologists and neurologists adopted media technologies as metaphors to describe how memory and forgetting work? And finally, in a world where the past may appear to be forever present (e.g., in the form of digital media archives), will forgetting no longer be possible at all? Culling materials from philosophy, psychology, medicine, law, media theory and literature, students will read key works by Plato, Freud, Borges and Kittler among other writers. [Track M]

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Culture and Media (LCST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:52pm 5/20/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1008

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019