History, Memory, Justice, and Forgetting

The aim in this course is to achieve a deeper understanding of how justice and history are interwoven, and to see some of the limits and possibilities of the human condition more clearly. Through ancient and contemporary plays, literature, and essays, we will consider the relationship between the history of a culture and an individual’s personal history, the effect of modern technology on memory, the limits of recollection, and the abundance of history. Ultimately, we might attain a more humane approach to living with one another in the present.