Making Memory module (HU12003)

Explore the rich and diverse world of Memory Studies. Delve into the concepts though Archives, Philosophy, History, Literature, Film, and Comics

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This module centres on Memory as a key concept in Humanities. Recent thinking has focussed on the nature of personal, collective, and cultural memory as shapers of individuals and society. Rather than a stable repository, Memory is understood to be unreliable, conflicted, contested, transitory, and political. Memory is connected with suppression, repression, and censorship, as well as creation and imagination. 

This module allows you to explore the selective remembering of the past in the present, and the importance of why and how certain elements are contested and forgotten. It encourages you to make connections between the archive, historical and philosophical approaches, representations in fiction, comics, art, film, music, and creative writing. 

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • gain knowledge of different approaches to memory across diverse disciplines and media
  • analyse and interpret texts (including written and visual material)
  • build evidence-based arguments

By the end of this module, you will:

  • have developed creative thinking
  • be able to work well in team
  • have found data and research material
  • have improved your digital literacy

Assignments / assessment

  • Essay (40%)
  • Exhibit (40%)
  • Reflective Analysis (20%)

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • face-to-face lectures (1 hour)
  • face-to-face seminars (1.5 hours)
  • workshops


This module is available on following courses: