Wounded Memories: The Shaping of Historical Consciousness, Contested Public Memory and National Identity in the U. S., France and Arab countries, formerly French colonies
What happens when national identity is constructed around representations of divisiveness rather than symbols of togetherness? The final part of this course will explore potential tensions between post-colonial and post-slavery memories and the commemoration of institutional and official history as well as the rippling effects of major critical juncture and traumatic historical events. It will conclude with the sharing personal narratives and family memories as a collective project.
Teacher: Anne Protopappas
April 4-June 7 (10 weeks)