Memory Studies Reading Group

Third session on collective memory & the Holocaust, with Prof. Harold Marcuse. Monday, Febr. 11, 5:30-7:00pm, Phelps 6206C.

Monday, February 11, 2019
5:30-7:00pm, GCLR Seminar Room, PHELPS 6206C

Join us to discuss Collective memory & Holocaust Studies with Harold Marcuse (Professor of History, UCSB).

Readings for Session 3

Selections from The Collective Memory Reader (including Maurice Halbwachs,  Eric Hobsbawm, Aleida Assmann, Marianne Hirsch, Reinhard Koselleck).
Rothberg, Michael. Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2009. (Introduction).

Kansteiner, Wulf. : “Transnational Holocaust Memory, Digital Culture and the End of Reception Studies.” The Twentieth Century in European Memory: Transcultural Mediation and Reception. Ed. Plewa B. To?rnquist and Andersen T. Sindbæk. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2017.
---. “Finding Meaning in Memory: A Methodological Critique of Collective Memory Studies.” History and Theory 41.2 (May, 2002): 179-197.

The readings for our third sessions highlight the key theoretical issues in historical memory studies, focusing on memory, media & on Holocaust studies.

Under the auspices of the Comparative Literature Program and the Graduate Center for Literary Research, our Memory Studies Reading Group bridges literary, cultural, and historical analysis of memory as an activity; in addition to examining the nature of memory itself, we seek to investigate the relationships between history and memory, past and present, testimony and witnessing, ethics and politics, being and time, digital and global as well as individual and collective memory.
Memory Studies Reading Group


date of event: 

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 17:30


GCLR Seminar Room, Phelps 6206C