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ENGL 6648 American Studies Senior Seminar: American Cultural Memory (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

In this seminar we will consider how mass media and popular culture shape how we remember (and forget) histories of labor, migration, and war, as well as local and global social movements. We will begin with some key readings on the history and practice of American Studies. From there, we’ll move through a series of case studies examining print, visual, and other cultural representations of American politics and life from the mid-nineteenth-century to the present. We will explore a rich variety of material, including museums and memorials, visual and material culture, and fiction and nonfiction, among others.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Adam Lewis

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 21-Jan-15