AMS320H1: Tearing Down Monuments: Controversies in Public Memory



As statues are kicked off their pedestals all around the world, this class reckons with the legacy and future of public memory cultures. We’ll consider the history, geography, aesthetics, bureaucracy, ecologies, and ideologies of both local and U.S. American memorials. And we’ll examine the birth, life, death, and afterlives of both conventional monuments and emerging forms of material and digital alt-memorialization.

AMS200H1 or 1.0 credit chosen from the four American Studies Program disciplinary/thematic clusters (Politics and Economics, Society, Culture, and History) as published in the American Studies section of the Calendar. If you do not have these prerequisites but would like to take the course, please contact the instructor and/or to discuss exceptions to the prerequisites.
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