Thu, Jun 18|
Memory Studies Association
Breaking Lincoln’s Promise: American Cultural Memory of the War Dead and Its (Un)Making in the Twenty-First Century
Time & Location
Jun 18, 2020, 5:00 PM – Jun 21, 2020, 9:00 PM
Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA, USA
About The Event
My paper "Breaking Lincoln's Promise: American Cultural Memory of the War Dead and its (Un)Making in the Twenty-First Century examines the commemorations of American war dead including the Vietnam "unknown" Michael Blassie, Pat Tillman, and LaDavid Johnson to examine how American cultural memory functions in the twenty-first century.