Collins Living Learning Center | War, Nation, and Memory
L220 | 24965 | Matt Yockey


In this seminar, we will consider the concepts of collective memory and
national identity in direct relationship to war, and its expression in a broad
range of cultural forms. We will consider how these expressions serve
broader national myths and ideologies in their process of shaping what we
remember and how we remember it.  We will examine how these cultural
expressions operate in different ways to include and exclude various groups
and how war memoralization is used to mark the boundaries of citizenship in
America.  Importantly, we will evaluate how a collective American memory of
war helps shape attitudes and beliefs about on-going wars.