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Memory in Film (in transl)

Instructor
McCarthy

Examines personal and collective memory in a variety of cultural contexts and the strategies which film uses to represent it. We will also analyze the roles that truth-telling, trauma and national narratives play in memory\2019s construction. From the German context, we will look specifically at cultural and social memory in understanding Germany\2019s twentieth-century history. More generally, the course examines assumptions about memory and the extent to which it can be accurately rendered.

Prerequisites and Notes

May be counted toward the course requirement for the Film and Media Studies Concentration. (Not offered 2011-12.)