This course aims to stimulate a critical reflection about the relationship between memory and culture. In addition to providing an overview over the most important theoretical approaches to the cultural dimensions of collective and individual memory, it promotes the problematization of the relation between past and present through the analysis of various cultural artefacts (cinema, texts, images, monuments, and websites, among others). Special emphasis will be given to the problematization of memory as modality of our relationship with the past, the role of cultural artefacts as memory media, and the ethical and political implications of memory in the present and future.
Memory and Culture
5 ECTS / Semestral / Portuguese