COMPLIT 790 - Seminar in Literary Theory
Fall 2021, Section 002 - Rethinking Remembrance
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for credit.
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Description

If in recent years critical attention to the figure of memory seemed to be edging toward exhaustion, recent catastrophes have made it imperative to rethink the function and forms of remembrance as central to any thinking of the political. In this seminar, we will examine texts old and new concerning the nature of remembering and historical representation, with an eye toward trying to understand the multiple ways the past makes claims on the present moment. Texts will include a combination of theory, literature, and visual art, with a focus on the figures of memory, mourning, testimony, archive, monumentalization, restitution, and the state of literature and art today. Among other things, we will look comparatively at theories and practices of the commemoration of the effects of different forms of violence (war, racism, sexism, xenophobia, poverty, etc.) in Latin America and the United States. Readings will be available in English.

Readings will include works by Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida, Georges Didi-Hubermann, Nelly Richard, Saidiya Hartman, Christina Sharpe, Roberto Bolaño, Rosa Alcalá, Balam Rodrigo, Claudia Rankine, Ross Gay, Catalina Parra, Doris Salcedo, and the symbolic reparations project.

Schedule

COMPLIT 790 - Seminar in Literary Theory
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
29585
Open
16
 
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
 In Person
34938
Open
3
 
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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