University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Dr. Robert Stolz

History 476 - Fall 2007

2829 Dunford Hall - 6F
Office Hours: M 1-3pm
W 8.22 Introduction (PDFs are PASSWORD PROTECTED—the password is available on the BlackBoard course site)
History and Memory: Theoretical Questions
F 8.24 Jacques Le Goff, History and Memory, pp. 15-19, pp. 81-99, and pp. 199-216
M 8.27 Nietzsche, On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life, pp. 7-24; Borges, “Funes the Memorius”
W 8.29 Walter Benjamin “Theses on the Philosophy of History” (In Illuminations, pp. 253-64)
F 8.31 Kerwin Lee Klein, “On the Emergence of Memory in Historical Discourse
M 9.03

NO CLASS Labor Day

W 9.05 Martin Sherwin, “Hiroshima as Politics and History” & Linenthal, “Struggling with History and Memory” (PDFs)
F 9.07

Pierre Nora, “Between Memory and History ” (PDF)

M 9.10 Steven Knapp, “Collective Memory and the Actual Past” (PDF)
Remembering the War
W 9.12 Gavan McCormack: “The Japanese Movement to 'Correct' History”; Tim Shorrock, “WW2 Memories 'nationalized' in Asia’s Psyche
F 9.14 RAINED OUT—see revised schedule below (Paper on History and Memory due at the start of class)
M 9.17 Fujioka, “Professor Fujioka Speaks Out” and Hein and Selden, "Learning Citizenship from the Past: Textbook Nationalism, Global Context, and Social Change“ and Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, "The Restoration of a National History" (handout)
W 9.19 "Japanese Education, Nationalism and Ienaga Saburo’s Lawsuits” and "Ienaga Saburo" from Sources of the Japanese Tradition, vol II: part 2.
F 9.21

Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Silence Broken, Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 7.

M 9.24 Kim-Gibson, Silence Broken, Chapter 5
W 9.26 Dudden, “We Came to Tell the Truth"
F 9.28 Choi, “The Politics of War Memories toward Healing” in Perilous Memories
M 10.01 Daqing Yang, “The Malleable and the Contested: The Nanjing Massacre in Postwar China and Japan” in Perilous Memories
W 10.03 Ishihara Masaie, “Memories of War and Okinawa,” and Diana Wong, “Memory Suppression and Memory Production: The Japanese Occupation of Singapore” in Perilous Memories
F 10.05 NO CLASS
M 10.08 Film: The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
W 10.10 Film: The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On
F 10.12 NO CLASS
M 10.15 John Dower, “War Hates and War Crimes
W 10.17 John Dower, “The War in Western Eyes” and Images (Project Proposals due at start of class)
Commemoration Struggles: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
F 10.19 Mahatma Gandhi, "The Atom Bomb & Ahimsa" (1946)
Albert Camus, "Between Hell and Reason" (1945)
Dwight Macdonald, "The Decline to Barbarism" (1945)
Reinhold Niebuhr, "Our relations to Japan" (1945)
in Hiroshima's Shadow (pp. 258-68; 275-77)
M 10.22 Henry L. Stimson, "The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb" (1947) in Hiroshima's Shadow (pp. 197-210)
William Lanouette, "Three Attempts to Stop the Bomb" (1992) in Hiroshima's Shadow (pp. 99-118)
W 10.24 George Roeder, "Making Things Visible: Learning from the Censors" and Barton Bernstein pp. 130-4 in Hiroshima's Shadow
F 10.26 Film: White Light/Black Rain (2007)
Paul Boyer, "Victory for What?—The Voice of the Minority" in Hiroshima's Shadow (pp. 239-52)
M 10.29 Alperovitz, Introduction and Paul Fussel, "Thank God for the Atom Bomb" in Hiroshima's Shadow
W 10.31 Film: The Atomic Cafe
F 11.02 Film: The Atomic Cafe
M 11.05 Alperovitz to 191
W 11.07 Alperovitz "James Byrnes" chapter
F 11.09 Alperovitz "Potsdam" and "Military Necessity"
M 11.12 Alperovitz finish Book I (to p. 420)
W 11.14 Alperovitz Book II to p. 479 (but 497 if possible)
F 11.16 Alperovitz to pp. 502-70
M 11.19 Alperovitz to p. 668
W 11.21 History Wars Marilyn Young, "Danerourous History" pp. 199-211.
F 11.23 NO CLASS
M 11.26 Colonial Memories, War, and History: 1: Okinawa ; 2: Taiwan
W 11.28 The Atomic Bomb Decisions: 1: Stimson; 2: (Alder, Chambers--need title); 3: POW Experience and Memory
F 11.30 1: Textbooks and Hiroshima; 2: Race, Media, and Memory
M 12.03 1: Panel DiscussIon: Literature and the Bomb; 2: Oak Ridge