Poland: The Politics of Memory
Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
When Offered: Summer 2014 (anticipated)
Faculty Leader: Margret Grebowicz
This course investigates the way in which Poles today are engaged in the process of reforging Polish identity and cultural integrity through a complicated retrieval of the past. Since the collapse of communist rule, discourses bloom around Poland's Jewish past, the presence of the Romani people, the history of World War II, Nazi occupation, and the Holocaust, contemporary forms of nationalism, and the rapidly growing Polish diaspora. This class examines how those discourses unfold in museums and memorials, films, historical narratives, and other aspects of the "memory industry."
Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit
Applicants should have sophomore standing and be in good academic standing/have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Additionally, students should have taken at least one course in philosophy. Applicants are encouraged to speak with Professor Margret Grebowicz before submitting an application.
Application information is available on the General ICA website.