Memory and Violence|
This course offers historical, theoretical, and empirical perspectives to the study of personal and collective violence and memory. We will examine the intersections of biography, history, and memory in reference to traumatic events, ranging from personal abuse to mass atrocity. The course focuses on issues around memory--from memorialization and truth commissions to memoir and PTSD--in the aftermath of various types of violence. The central questions about the nature and politics of memory following traumatic events will entail conversations about the construction of personal and collective identities and the complexities of justice and healing.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
S. Radstone and B. Schwartz (eds), MEMORY: HISTORIES, THEORIES, DEBATES.
Edited by A. Krog, COUNTRY OF MY SKULL: GUILT, SORROW, AND THE LIMITS OF FORGIVENESS IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short essays, final paper, group presentation
|Instructor(s): Autry,Robyn Kimberley Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC421; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 3||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|