Memory in the Global Age
Module code: ML3016
Module co-ordinator: Dr Christian Morgner
The module examines:
- The dynamics of mediatised global memory and its relation to transnational politics and justice
- The central relationship between memory, media and identity in relation to the processes of globalisation
- The global diffusion of media narratives about key events from the past and their contribution to the development of transnational norms through key case studies such as the Holocaust
- How different actors mobilise transnational memory in diverse political contestations
The module will encourage students to question the concept of a mediatised global public sphere and to focus on diverse relations between national and transnational media publics.
- Small group presentation examining a media case study demonstrating the creation and mobilisation of cosmopolitan memory (20%)
- Critical analysis of political practice implicating transnational memory and justice, 1,500 words (30%)
- 3,000 word essay assignment requiring sustained original argumentation in relation to theoretical and practical issues within the field of mediated transnational memory (60%)
No set texts. Readings will be prescribed in line with the requirements of the lectures/seminars.
Recommended Background Reading and Additional Resources
The Holocaust and Memory in the Global Age (Levy and Sznaider 2006)
Memory in a Global Age (Assmann and Conrad 2010)