War and Memory

History 285B.001

Fall 2006
Day & Time: 
W 10-12

This seminar can be taken as a 280 or 285. The subject is one of the growth areas of the historiography of twentieth century Europe. The focus is on the two world wars, but this is not intended to be restrictive. Those with interests in other conflicts and periods will be welcome. The readings offer a mix of cultural, political and social perspectives. Books include Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory, Jay Winter and Emmanuel Sivan, War and Remembrance, Stephane Audoin-Rouzeau, and Annette Becker, 14-18: Understanding the Great War, and Catherine Merridale, Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945. Requirement: one paper (30-50pages); oral presentations and very short book reviews (100 word max).


This course has been CANCELLED.