HIST620 - COLLOQ: EUROPEAN HISTORY: Memory, History, Fiction

Description: 
This seminar will be devoted to the analysis of the multiple forms and modalities of the presence of the past early modern and modern European societies. It will be based on three kinds of readings: 1) classical works on the relationships between memory, history and fiction, 2) case studies belonging to different times and places, 3) “literary” texts from English, Spanish, and French literatures. Its aims will be to explore a fundamental issue for the memorial struggle of our times and to contribute to the constitution of the “mental library” necessary for every graduate students whatever its field of research may be. The topics discussed in the seminar will be: Memory between pathos and praxis; Remembering the Dead; Mnemotechnics and the written word; Places of memory; Memory as symbolic domination, “Histories”: the past on stages; Translations as memory; Contemporaneity of the pasts: artistic and intellectual fields; Discordance of times: from the text to its reading”; “Hysteresis”: collective representations and the social world; Forgetting and erasure as conditions for memory.
Instructors: 
CHARTIER, ROGER
Day and Time: 
T 0130PM-0430PM
Activity: 
SEM
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