Letters Archive
Spring 2002, Vol. 10, No. 2 (requires Adobe Acrobat)
  • Reflections on Memory, Identity, and Political Action
  • Creamed and Molded
  • Nancy A. Walker Lecture and Humor Symposium
  • Race and Wealth Disparity in 21st Century America
  • Robert Penn Warren Lecture on Southern Letters: David Levering Lewis
  • Gender and Sexuality Lecture Series
  • Rethinking the Americas: Crossing Borders and Disciplines
  • Schedule of Events
  • Limits of the Past, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Colloquium

  • Limits of the Past, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Colloquium

    The Warren Center, the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Science, the Department of History (Gertrude Casebier Endowment), and the American and Southern Studies Program are sponsoring an interdisciplinary graduate colloquium entitled “Limits of the Past: The Turn to Memory and the Human Sciences.” The program, directed by graduate students David Karr (history) and Edward Harcourt (history) will be held April 19th–20th at the Wyatt Center on Vanderbilt’s Peabody campus. The program is designed to complement this year’s faculty fellows program, “Memory, Identity, and Political Action,” and will feature keynote addresses by Professor Richard H. King, the center’s visiting fellow from the University of Nottingham (U.K.) and Lilliane Weissberg, Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor of the Humanities, University of Pennsylvania
    Since the cultural turn in the humanities and social sciences, the place of memory in shaping cultural meaning and collective and individual action has been a focus of scholars from a wide range of fields. This colloquium will explore the borders of the turn to memory to examine how memory liberates, constrains, or otherwise affects social and political possibilities. The purpose of the colloquium is less to highlight the dominance of memory in culture than to come to terms with the implications of the turn of memory for interpreting social practice.

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