2022/23 Fall/Winter - Diaspora and Transnational Studies: Topic Courses

DTS401H5S - Advanced Topics in Diaspora and Transnational Studies: Here and Home: Confronting Family History (E. Bredovskis)

This course examines how scholars, artists, and ordinary people have investigated their family’s history. We will take a closer look at the sometimes-blurry line between scholarly research and personal historical self-reflection. This course is, by its subject matter interdisciplinary. We’ll be looking at works from the fields of diaspora studies, history, sociology, memory studies, and literature to help you to think critically about the production of memory at the social and family level. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the diversity of recent scholarship on family, memory, and home, in addition to effective and diverse methodological approaches to studying family history, memory, and diaspora communities.