Choose one memorial or artwork (poem, novel, play, musical or visual artwork, etc.) that addresses a subject of historical violence and analyze its approach to historical memory using the lenses of the course material. A list of suggested topics is provided below; you are also welcome to select a topic of your own, in consultation with the instructor. Alternatively, you may create an artwork of your own that addresses issues of historical memory, accompanied by an artist statement. Both options will require you to explicitly discuss at least two texts from the course. Guidelines Papers should be approximately 2500 words. Be sure to cite any external resources used in your research. The approach and organization of the paper is up to you, but you should include some of the following: description of the work (form, materials, location, etc.) background of the work (artist(s), contemporaneous events to which it responds, controversy it generated) analysis of the work explanation of the texts that you’re citing (author, genre, context, etc.) and concepts that you’re using (e.g. postmemory) in your analysis These elements should be integrated into a cohesive line of inquiry that centers your intellectual voice! Possible topics Memorials to Slavery, Colonialism, and Racism National Memorial for Peace and Justice (Montgomery, AL) Sally Hemings exhibit at Monticello National Slavery Monument (Amsterdam, Netherlands) I Am Queen Mary (Copenhagen, Denmark) Ansa Cafard Slave Memorial (Martinique) Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project Holocaust Memorials Monument Against Fascism (Hamburg, Germany) Yad Vashem Jewish Memorial Berlin [For an overview of Holocaust memorials, see this lecture ( professor-james-e-young/?fbclid=IwAR164iVIwpyf-eJi4ILOVPEtj-sPft7b0TEifLR_ZlvsonzZMizefWn_GGg) by James E. Young, “The Stages of Memory: Reflections on Memorialization and Global Commemoration,” hosted by The British Association for Holocaust Studies, Literature/Poetry Sebald, Austerlitz Wiesel, Night Achebe, Things Fall Apart Morrison, Beloved Charlotte Delbo Leila Sebbar Paul Celan Irena Klepfisz Film Inglorious Basterds The Nasty Girl (Das Schreckliche Mädchen) Nowhere in Africa Ida Numbered Caché Waltz with Bashir Music Gorecki Childish Gambino (“This is America”) Hamilton Visual Art/Artists Kerry James Marshall ( Marc Erwin Babej (on German colonialism/genocide in Namibia) photography-exhibition ( in-namibia-with-photography-exhibition) Jeremy Deller (WWI) Anselm Kiefer Gerhard Richter (Uncle Rudi) Jean Fautrier, Otages Titus Kaphar Christian Boltansky Lee Miller Kara Walker Laurent Valere