Calendar

WEEK # TOPICS DUE DATES
1 Introduction to the class and the themes of social memory
2 Memory Politics: Individual and Social Reader response due
3

Memory as a Collective Project

Screening

Digging for Slaves . Color, 50 min. 1989.

4 Field trip to the Museum of Afro American History , Boston, MA
5

Memory and History

Screening

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.

7

Politics of Remembering and Forgetting

Screening

Khadak . Directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica Hope Woodworth. Color, 104 min. 2006.

8

Nostalgia and Postsocialism

Screening

Good Bye Lenin! Directed by Wolfgang Becker. Black and White & Color, 121 min. 2004.

9 Midterm

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)
12

Summarize and discuss student projects

Optional Screening

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind . Directed by Michel Gondry. Color, 108 min. 2004.

Final paper due