Music, Memory, and Contemporary Migration

MUSI
GR
9432
Course Level: 
Graduate
Prerequisites: 
Permission of Instructor

In recent decades attention to migration has been most evident in the work of social scientists that has focused on the global processes of human mobility, migration management, transformation, and social changes, as well as on the cultural activities of migrants in host societies. For their part, migrants have also recounted their experiences, using cultural expressions ranging from literature and film to music and visual arts. In these accounts memory plays a crucial role not as an objective record of the past but, rather, as an interpretative reconstruction of selected moments, events, impressions, experiences, and subjective states. Because for migrants memory provides continuity to their dislocation, recent works on memory and migration have argued for migration as the precondition of memory.

Current / Future Offerings

Fall 2017 – Section 001

Call Number: 
77201
Day & Time: 
R 2:10-4pm
Instructor: 

Past Offerings

Fall 2015

Day & Time: 
R 2:10pm-4:00pm
Location: 
701C Dodge Hall
Instructor: