This course will be an intensive three-week course in Paris, organized in collaboration with the American University of Paris. Participants will have a number of field trips and site visits, including the Musee Carnavalet, the Quai Branley museum of Fren
- Paris, France
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- Study Abroad
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- Program Description:
- This course examines the intersections of global visual culture and cultural memory, with a particular focus on the tensions that arise between the largely national tendencies of cultural memory and the global circulation of cultural meaning. We will focus on the ways that the nation, colonialism, and globalization have been enacted through visual culture and cultural memory with a particular focus on France, in comparison to other national contexts.
The course provides an overview of contemporary theoretical engagements with cultural memory, visual culture, and consumerism, looking at the role played by discourses of memory in changing concepts of nation, colonialism-postcolonialism, and globalization. The course will begin by examining how cultural memory and memorialization have been deployed in the context of the nation, looking in particular at how national memory has been constructed in France. We will look at how the concept of national memory becomes contested, and the institutions through which the memory of France and the French Empire have been constructed. We will thus consider the tensions between the emerging identities of transnationalism and globalization and the traditional frameworks of national memory. How cultural memory is enacted through visual culture will be a key theme of the course, looking at memorials, museums, artistic projects, design, and architecture as central to how cultural memory is shaped. We will situate these projects in relation to the memory industry and global consumer economy, through which cultural memory is packaged, branded, and consumed. These intersections—memory, visual culture, consumerism, nationalism, colonialism, and globalization—will frame our inquiries.
This course will be an intensive three-week course in Paris, organized in collaboration with the American University of Paris. Participants will have a number of field trips and site visits, including the Musee Carnavalet, the Quai Branley museum of French colonialism, the Cite de l’Immigration, and a day trip to Normandy and the World War II museum in Caen.
- 2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees If an undergraduate participant enrolls in an undergraduate course number, his/her tuition will reflect current undergraduate cost per point. 2014 Housing Fee: $900 2014 Activity Fee: $500 Total 2014 Housing and Activity fees: $1400
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.
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