HIST241 - PERFORMING HISTORY

Description: 
This seminar concentrates on the ways that various peoples in the world make their history by means other than relying on written texts alone. Over the course of the semester, we therefore may be examining such different public events and civic rituals as parades, political and religious processions, local historical pageants, carnivals, historic preservation, museums, military reenactments, and history theme parks. The emphasis in each of these forms, places, and semiotic processes will be on their identity and function as key performances that transform consciousness, shift individuals alternately into both actors and spectators, reframe the everyday as the metaphysical, and intensify the status of cultural values in the histories they present to view.
Instructors: 
ST.GEORGE, ROBERT
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 

COLLEGE HALL 311A

Activity: 
SEM
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