Steven Ramey

Thursdays 9-10 am PRH 315A and by appointment.

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REL 524.001 Past and Present

Discussions of the past, whether of ancient history or an event last week, involve present interests. This seminar considers critical theory related to historical and ethnographic descriptions and develops creative strategies, informed by literature and historiography, to describe the past that incorporate insights about the role of the present in the past.

T | 1:30-3:20

PRH 210

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Hall, Louisa
Ecco, 2018

cover of novel Trinity

Laskar, Devi
Atlas of Reds and Blues
Penguin 2020

Book cover of The Atlas of Reds and Blues

Pandey, Gyanendra
Routine Violence: Nations, Fragments, Histories
Stanford University Press, 2005

Routine Violence book cover

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