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Profs Alison Landsberg & Timotheus Vermeulen 'Metamodern Memory: On Blade Runner, Then and Now' CIMS Seminar Series

The Cultural Identity and Memory Studies Institute warmly invites you to the talk ‘Metamodern Memory: On Blade Runner, Then and Now' by Professor Alison Landsberg, who will be visiting St Andrews from 5 to 10 March as part of a Global Fellowship, and her collaborator Professor Timotheus Vermeulen.

Alison Landsberg is Professor of History and Cultural Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is the author of Engaging the Past: Mass Culture and the Production of Historical Knowledge (Columbia UP, 2015) and Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture (New York: Columbia UP, 2004) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She is currently working on a project called “Post-Postracial America,” which examines the contemporary eruption of discourse about race on both the political left and the right, in the mass-mediated public sphere. Taken together, her body of research on museums, film, and television has focused on the modes of engagement they solicit from individuals and the possibilities therein for the production and acquisition of memory, historical knowledge and political subjectivity in the public sphere.

Professor Landsberg will be joined for her lecture by collaborator Professor Timotheus Vermeulen, (Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo) who will participate remotely.

The two films that will be discussed, Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, Director's Cut) and Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve), will be available through the library from 6 March to 12 March.

The event will be hybrid. It is free and open to all.

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