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RTF 386C - Media/History/Collective Memory


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DESCRIPTION: Film and television are often treated as popular sources of historical knowledge. At the same time, recent theories of historiography have examined the role of narrative in shaping "official" accounts of the past. This course explores the interplay between media, history, memory, and nostalgia. Topics discussed will include the narrativization and fictionalization of past events, the role of memory in interpreting those fictional narratives, and the relationship of popular culture to official historical accounts.