WSC 123 - (AA) Writing the Past in the Present: Nostalgia Through Humor and Mourning
This class will examine various manifestations of nostalgia: electronic, written, visual, classical and popular. We will seek out sites of collective and individual memorials in movies, the web, music and classical texts. Additionally, we will read critical essays that address nostalgia as an academic subject. Ultimately, students will produce a “nostalgia project” that might take any number of forms, but must be defended as a site of memory.
Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes: Prerequisite or corequisite: WSC 001, or permission of the instructor.