Individual and Cultural Memory in Postwar American Fiction
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|154668||Individual and Cultural Memory in Postwar American Fiction||2 HS||Mi 16:00 - 17:30||R. 0.406||Müller-Lyaskovets|
How does present shape our understanding of the past? How do personal and social themes intertwine and inform the present? What is the role of imagination in constructing memory? What is the role of narratives in constructing personal and collective histories? This course will address these questions among others, considering the relationship between history and memory, personal and collective, as mediated by storytelling and between personal and social themes.
- We will examine closely the following texts:
- E.L. Doctorow: The Book of Daniel (1971)
- Maxine Hong Kingston: The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (1976)
- Sherman Alexie: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993)
- Please acquire and start reading the texts in advance.
- Additional course readings on the cultural theory of memory and storytelling will be available as .pdf files through Moodle.
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