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Course Info for AMST - 871 - 90, Summer 2024
Class number: 1037 Title: Civil War Afterimage Department: American Studies
Career: Graduate Component: Seminar Session: First Quarter
Instructor's Permission Required: No Grading Basis: Graded Units: 1.00
Enrollment limited to 2 Current enrollment: 4 Available seats: 0
Start date: Monday, May 20, 2024 End date: Friday, June 21, 2024 Mode of Instruction: Remote
Schedule: MW: 6:00PM-9:15PM, N/A Instructor(s): Hager, Christopher
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution Requirement: Meets Humanities Requirement
Course Description:
More than 150 years after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, the United States is plainly still engaged in some of that era’s conflicts. This course examines representations of the historical event known as the Civil War and the enduring controversies its memory provokes. By studying works by twenty-first century writers and artists, students in this course will consider how—and to what ends—the memory of the Civil War has been fashioned, revised, and invoked by Americans of our own time. In addition to reading an array of literary texts, students will develop individual research projects and examine other registers of public memory, including war memorials, historic sites, museum exhibits, and popular culture.