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The Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

The 2004 Institute

Trauma, Time, and Memory

June 21st - August 20th, 2004

Overview | Faculty | Students | Schedule | Symposium

2004 Schedule

WEEK 1 - Trauma

Tuesday, June 22 – Institute Orientation and Introductions
10:30 – 12:30 : Introductions and Lecture
12:30 – 2:30 : Institute Lunch

Wednesday, June 23 – Seminar Meeting
10:30 – 12:30 Seminar—view September 11th film excerpt
2:00 – 5:00 Suzallo Instruction Lab Library tour

Reading:

  • Susan J. Brison, Aftermath, 2002
  • Kari Anden-Papadopoulus, The Trauma of Representation: Visual Culture, Photojournalism and the September 11 Terrorist Attack

Thursday, June 24 – Seminar Meeting
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Seminar tea
12:30 – 1:30 Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Paul Virilio, Unknown Quantity, selections 2003
  • Paul Grainge, “Introduction”, Memory and Popular Film, 2003
  • Hal Foster, “The Return of the Real“, The Return of the Real: Art and Theory at the End of the Century, 1996
  • Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen, Published by Last Gasp (September 1990

WEEK 2 - Time

Tuesday, June 29 – Institute Lecture
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Lecture

Reading:

  • Primo Levi, The Drowned and the Saved, 1988
  • Aristotle, Physics, Book IV, Part 10-14

Wednesday, June 30 – Seminar Meeting
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Seminar

Reading:

  • Martin Heidegger, The Concept of Time, 1992

Thursday, July 1 – Seminar Meeting
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Seminar
12:30 – 1:30 Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Stephen Kern, "Introduction” and “The Nature of Time," The Culture of Time and Space: 1880-1918
  • Stewart Brand, Taking the Really Long View: A Conversation with Stewart Brand, October 2001

WEEK 3 - Media

Tuesday, July 6 – Institute Lecture
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Lecture

Reading:

  • Gilles Deleuze, “Theses on Movement”, Cinema 1: The Movement Image, 1983
  • Richard Doyle, “Give Me a Body Then: Corporeal Time Images”, Wetwares: Experiments in Postvital Living, 2003

Wednesday, July 7 – Seminar
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Seminar

Research proposals due with faculty (by E-mail).
They must include: 1 research question, a set of research strategies, and an annotated list of 1 or 2 primary sources, and 3 or more secondary sources.

Reading:

  • Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others, 2002

Thursday, July 8 – Small Group Meetings (These will be used to workshop proposals)
10:30 – 12:30 Small group meetings
Groups discuss and develop research topics with individual faculty member
12:30 – 1:30 Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Soren Kierkegaard, “Report by Constantin Constantius”, Repetition
  • Gilles Deleuze, "Memory as Virtual Coexistence," Bergonism, 1988

WEEK 4 – Memory

Tuesday, July 13 – Institute Lecture
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Lecture

Reading:

  • Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being, 1985
  • Jorge Luis Borges, “Funes the Memorius”, Ficciones, 1962
  • Norman M. Klein, "Afterward," The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, 1997

Wednesday, July 14 – Seminar Meeting
10:30 –12:30 Institute Seminar

Reading:

  • Michel Foucault, “Nietzsche, Genealogy, History”, The Foucault Reader, 1984
  • Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster, pp 1-15, 1995
  • Hayden White, "Historical Emplotment and the Problem of Truth in Historical Representation," Figural Realism, 1999

Thursday, July 15 – Open office hours with faculty
12:30 – 1:30 Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Besse A. Van Der Kolk and Onno Van Der Hart, “The Intrusive Past: The Flexibility of Memory and the Engraving of Trauma”, Trauma: Explorations in Memory, 1995
  • Anais Nin, "The Labyrinth", Under a Glass Bell and Other Stories, 1948

WEEK 5 - Embodiment

Tuesday, July 20 – Institute Lecture
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Lecture

Reading:

  • Norman M. Klein, “Introduction”, The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, 1997
  • Steven P.R. Rose, "How Brains Make Memories," Memory, 1998

Wednesday, July 21 – Seminar Meeting
10:30 – 12:30 Institute Seminar

Reading:

  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception,selections.
  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible, selections.

Thursday, July 22 – Open office hours with faculty
12:30 – 1:30 Afternoon Tea

Reading:

  • Jill Bennett, "The Aesthetic of Sense-Memory," Regimes of Memory, 2003
  • Edgar E. Cayce, “The Time of the Glance: Toward Becoming Otherwise”, Becomings: Explorations in Time, Memory and Futures, 1999

WEEK 6 – Intensive Research

Tuesday, July 27 – Intensive Research
6 copies of first draft or portfolio DUE to be shared with professor and group on Thursday

Wednesday, July 28 – Intensive Research
Students conduct peer review of at least 2 other projects from their groups

Thursday, July 29 - Intensive Research
Office hours with faculty to discuss results of peer review
12:30 – 1:30 Afternoon Tea

WEEK 7 – Intensive Research

Tuesday, August 3
Copies of revised drafts/portfolio due with faculty

Thursday, August 5
Faculty return drafts/portfolios with comments in one-on-one meetings arranged in advance.

WEEK 8 – Presentations

Tuesday, August 10 – Seminar Meeting
Final Projects Submitted

Wednesday, August 11 – Presentation Preparation
10:30 – 12:30

Thursday, August 12 – Presentation Preparation
10:30 – 12:30

WEEK 9 – Institute Symposium

Wednesday, August 18 or Thursday, August 19 – Symposium in MGH 389
12:00 – 5:00 SI Symposium
5:00 – 7:30 Closing Reception in Simpson Center

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