Crisscrossing Pop Culture, Memory and History

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Using news and social media stories from January—March 2022, this lecture uncovers lessons on memory and history as revealed by such pop culture artifacts as flour sack dresses, the Nike Cortez shoes, a Dior exhibit, Kenneth Branagh’s "Belfast," this year’s Oscar Awards ceremony and more. While seemingly disparate and disconnected, these artifacts and their stories disclose how our historical remembering is shaped and troubled by our pop culture consumption habits. 


This presentation by Dr. Marie-Louise Paulesc, communication lecturer in the Faculty of Languages and Cultures in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, is part of the Humanities Lecture Series, coordinated each semester by CISA at ASU Downtown Phoenix campus.


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Faculty of Languages and Cultures
Mirna Lattouf, Principal Lecturer
Wed., April 13, 6- 7:30 p.m.

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