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Caroline-Isabelle Caron is a historical anthropoligist who specializes in the study of the popular culture of North American Francophones in the 19th and 20th-centuries. Her research projects so far have focussed on representations of the past, in the form of genealogies, legends and commemorations, and on representations of the future, in the form of science fiction and fan fiction. She has tried to get a better sense, a closer glimpse, at Acadian's and Québec collective encyclopedias, in Umberto Eco's sense of the word, i.e. the sum of the experiences and representations possessed by a person, and more generally, by a collectivity, which enables them to understand their world, and act and react to various experiences. She is currently working on a book studying Acadian commemorations in 19th and 20th century Nova Scotia. She is also looking at the evolution of the Acadian traditional costume over the course of the 20th century. Another current project preliminary focusses on the evolution of fannic creative production among women since the 19th century.
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This graduate seminar will introduce the major theoretical frameworks of collective memory, commemoration and memorials, public and institutional history, and other forms of collective memory making, using seminal Canadian, American and European case studies. Particular attention will be given to the major approaches developed over the last thirty years, introducing the most important researchers of this very popular field, also focussing on ground-breaking techniques and innovative primary sources. The major objective is to familiarize students with the best studies in the field and prepare them to undertake studies using these principles.
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