AP-EN 4050 Syllabus: Winter Term 2013

Prosthetic Memories 1: Archival Memory: Hypo and Hypermnesia


Jan 10

Jacques Derrida, "Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression." Diacritics 25.2 (Summer, 1995): 9-63.
Read pp. 1-23 http://www.jstor.org/stable/465144


Jan 17

Pierre Nora, "Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Mémoire." Representations 26 Special Issue: Memory and Counter-Memory (Spring, 1989): 7-24 http://www.jstor.org/stable/2928520



Marlene Manoff, "Theories of the Archives from Across the Disciplines." portal: Libraries and the Academy 4.1 (2004): 9-25

Jan 24


Danilo Kis, "The Encyclopedia of the Dead (A Whole Life)." in The Encyclopedia of the Dead (Northwestern, 1997). 39-65. (see word docs 1 and 2 below)




Borges, "Funes, the Memorious"


Jan 31

A.R. Luria, The Mind of a Mnemonist. Harvard University Press, 1987.

Prosthetic Memories 2: Photography and Literature


Feb 7
Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida (Vintage 2000)


Feb 14
Field visit to the Clara Thomas Archives and the Provincial Archives (on campus)
Meet at the Clara Thomas Archives (Third floor of Scott Library) @ 3:30, if possible.
ESSAY PROPOSALS DUE


Feb 21 READING WEEK

Feb 28
W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz (Modern Library, 2001) 1-150 (or so)

George Kouvaros, “Images that remember us: photography and memory in Austerlitz.” Textual Practice 19.1 (2005): 173. http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/10.1080/0950236042000329708

Mar 7
Sebald, Austerlitz 150-298.

Samuel Pane. "Trauma Obscura: Photographic Media in W.G. Sebald's Austerlitz. " Mosaic : a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 38.1 (2005): 37-54.
http://ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/login?url=http:proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/pqdweb?did=808358181&Fmt=7&clientId=5220&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Mar 14

Open Seminars (4 presenters) -- topics to be discussed with Prof. Creet prior to the presentations

Mar 21
Class Cancelled

March 28
Field trip to the AGO. Meet at the Westin Family Centre in the basement of the AGO at 3:00. Tickets cost $10. See AGO link to map below.
http://www.ago.net/visit

April 4 RESEARCH ESSAYS DUE