Examines personal and collective memory in a variety of cultural contexts and the strategies that film and literature use to represent it. We will also analyze the roles that truth-telling, trauma and national narratives play in memory's construction. From the German context, we will look specifically at cultural and social memory in understanding Germany's twentieth-century history. More generally, and in light of James Frey's controversial autobiography, we will examine general assumptions around memory and the extent to which it can be accurately rendered.

Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement.
May be counted toward the interdisciplinary minor in Film and Media Studies.


Class Details
Course GER 336
Section 0
CRN 20248
Time T R
Time 0950 - 1105am
Building 3198 CHAM
Instructor Maggie McCarthy
Max 20
Current 0
Remaining 20
Semester Spring 2022