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SPAN 6679 Memory and Affect (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will explore how collective memory is narrated in post-dictatorial Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Specifically, it will analyze the ways in which memorial sites and objects of memory (sculptures, films, testimonial writings, short stories, and performances) construct narratives of the recent past in these countries. We will then reflect broadly on the ways that trauma can be communicated and articulated. Through this framework, students will analyze memorial sites and various objects of memory for how they engage the question of how to remember that which has not been lived.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): The Department

Prerequisites: Contextos, concurrent enrollment in Contextos, or permission of instructor

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Comments: Fulfills post-1800 Latin American requirement for major. Conducted in Spanish.

Last Updated: 07-Dec-13