Memory Beyond Borders: The Transnational Politics of Memory and Remembering

Module code: ML7016

Module co-ordinator: Dr Christian Morgner

In this module you will explore the dynamics of mediatised global cultural memory and its relation to transnational politics and remembering. We will examine the central relationship between memory, media and culture in relation to the processes of globalisation. We will also consider the global diffusion of cultural and media narratives about iconic figures and events from the past and their contribution to the development of transnational norms, perceptions and memorial cultures, using case studies as such as global icons, 9/11 and the Holocaust.

We will pay particular attention to the complex strategies mobilised by different actors to produce contemporary memory cultures. You will learn how to question the concept of a mediatised global public sphere and how to focus on diverse relations between national and transnational media publics.

Learning

  • 20 one-hour seminars

Assessment

  • Essay, 2,500 words (75%)
  • Presentation (25%)