Memory and Forgetting: Literature, Theory, and Media

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Memory and Forgetting

Fall 2021

Taught By: Julie Beth Napolin

Section: AX

CRN: 11202

Credits: 4

This course is an introduction to Memory Studies, a growing interdisciplinary field of inquiry that brings history, psychology, sociology, ethics, politics, aesthetics, philosophy, and literary and critical theory into conversation. According to the Memory Studies Association website, it poses the following questions: “How do we represent the past to ourselves and to others? Which of our many pasts do we represent, and when, where, and why do we change those representations? How do those representations shape our actions, identities, and understandings?” In this course, we will place special emphasis on ethics, politics, and the obligation to remember. Our approach will be theoretical, our contexts global, and our texts multimedia, crossing literature, art, and film. Our time period will be modern, addressing Truth and Reconciliation, WW1 and WWII, the Holocaust, slavery, colonialism, genocide, pandemic, nuclear war, and the everyday negotiations of storytelling, self, identity, and the collective. This course fulfills the Advanced Literature elective requirement in Literary Studies.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 11:05am 12/1/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021