Explain in your own words what cultural memory is and apply this concept to literature.

Literature and Cultural Memory

In “Communicative and Cultural Memory,” Jan Gasman draws on his own classic work “Collective Memory and Cultural Identity” to analyze a concept he calls “cultural memory.”

 

In two to three pages(excluding title and reference pages), explain in your own words what cultural memory is and apply this concept to literature. How does literary representation of historical events help create our sense of cultural identity? Cite Gasman and other authors, as appropriate, to support your argument.

 

Be sure to cite specific passages from the text that support your interpretation with (last name of author, date, p. ).

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