Professor Landsberg's new book examines the making and meaning of history for everyday viewers. Contemporary media can encourage complex interactions with the past that have far-reaching consequences for history and politics, Landsberg argues. She examines films, television dramas, reality shows, and virtual exhibits, among other popular texts to argue for the way viewers experience these representations personally, cognitively, and bodily, not just by identifying with the characters portrayed.
Landsberg is also the author of Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture.
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May 29, 2015