|WEEK #||TOPICS||DUE DATES|
|1||Introduction to the class and the themes of social memory|
|2||Memory Politics: Individual and Social||Reader response due|
Memory as a Collective Project
Digging for Slaves . Color, 50 min. 1989.
|4||Field trip to the Museum of Afro American History , Boston, MA|
Memory and History
Excerpt from Masada . Directed by Craig Haffner. Color, 120 min. 2002.
Reader and visitor response due:
A comparative reflection of the museum visit, the readings for Session 3, and "Digging for Slaves."
Research proposal outline for final paper due
|6||The Role of Monuments and Historical Sites in Social Memory||
Reader response due:
A comparative analysis of the readings for Sessions 5 and 6.
Politics of Remembering and Forgetting
Khadak . Directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth. Color, 104 min. 2006.
Nostalgia and Postsocialism
Good Bye Lenin! Directed by Wolfgang Becker. Black and White & Color, 121 min. 2004.
Reading response due:
A short reflection on the readings for Session 8, and "Good Bye Lenin!"
|10||Technology, New Media and Social Memory (1)|
|11||Technology, New Media and Social Memory (2)|
Summarize and discuss student projects
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Directed by Michel Gondry. Color, 108 min. 2004.
|Final paper due|