Week One: April 5 Introduction
Please note: April 11: “Rising from the Rubble: Creating POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews” –with Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Held in Atkinson Auditorium, 5 pm
Week Two: April 12 Study questions
Halbwachs, Maurice. Selection from The Collective Memory. The Collective Memory Reader. Eds. Jeffrey K. Olick, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi, Daniel Levy. Oxford UP, 2011, 139-149. Dropbox
Nora, Pierre. “Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Mémoire,” Representations 26 (1989): 7-24. Geisel or Dropbox
Tai, Hue-Tam Ho. ‘Remembered Realms: Pierre Nora and French National Memory,’ American Historical Review, 106:3 (2001), pp.906–922. Geisel or Dropbox
Funkenstein, Amos, “Collective Memory and Historical Consciousness,” History and Memory
Vol. 1, No. 1 (Spring - Summer, 1989), pp. 5-26. Geisel library or Dropbox.
"How to Go Public"
The Pedagogy of Memory
Week Three: April 19
Michael Rothberg, Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization, Stanford UP, 2009. Hard copy available at reserves. Online through Geisel Library.
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois Reader. Ed. Eric J. Sundquist. OUP: 1996, 469-73. Dropbox.
Week Four: April 26 (and Monday, April 23 lecture)
Discussion of Rothberg lecture.
Castelli, Selections from Elizabeth Castelli, Memory and Martyrdom: Early Christian Culture Making
Chapter One (page 31 at the end) Dropbox
Chapter Six: Dropbox
Week Five: May 3
Read The Book of Margery Kempe. Bale translation at bookstore. Free ME version.
Introduction and Carruthers essay in Schwarz and Radstone, Memory: histories, theories, debates. Fordham UP, 2010. Online through Geisel Library.
Introduction to Geary, Patrick, Phantoms of remembrance : memory and oblivion at the end of the first millennium. Princeton UP, 1994. Online through Geisel Library.
Week Six: May 10
Selection from Meditations on the Life of Christ (Dropbox)
Arvay, Susan, “Private Passions: The Contemplation of Suffering in Medieval Affective Devotions, Rutgers, 2008. Intro and Chapters 1 and 2 in Dropbox.
Brad Herzog, “Portrait of a Holy Life: Mnemonic Inventiveness in The Book of Margery Kempe” in Margaret Cotter-Lynch and Brad Herzog, Reading Memory and Identity in the Texts of Medieval European Holy Women, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012, 211-233 (Dropbox; last chapter)
Wharton, Annabelle. Selling Jerusalem: Relics, Replicas, Theme Parks. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. 1-48. In Dropbox.
Yoshikawa, Naoë Kukita. “The Jerusalem Pilgrimage: The Centre of the Structure of the Book of Margery Kempe,” English Studies (2005) 86:3: 193-205. (On reserve and available through Geisel)
Halbwachs, Maurice. “The Legendary Topography of the Gospels in the Holy Land” in On Collective Memory, ed., translated and with an introduction by Lewis A. Coser. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992. 193-235. In Dropbox
Wynkyn de Worde's Kempe
Kempe's Inner Voices
Women's Literary Culture
Week Seven: May 17
Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War. Harvard UP, 2016. Bookstore and Geisel hard copy reserve.
Week Eight: May 24 Modern traditions of memorial culture
Hoskins, Andrew, “The Restless Past: An Introduction to Digital Memory and Media,” Digital Media Studies: Media Pasts in Transition, eds. Hoskins, Routledge, 2017. Online through Geisel.
Erll, Astrid, “Travelling Memory,” parallax, 2011, vol. 17, no. 4, 4–18. Available through Geisel and Dropbox
Hidalgo, Jacqueline. “California Dreams or Colonial Nightmares? St. Serra, the Missions, and the Borderlands of Memory,” NTR 30 (2017): 11-23. Dropbox
Additional readings will be based on seminar participant interest.
Week Nine May 31: Modern traditions of memorial culture
AfD and Stolpersteine
Week Ten June 7: