419: Contagious Memory

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Randolph 3

Session Information

Description: In what ways does the notion of viral memory help us understand how recollections spread through carriers, how they replicate, and how they spur social action? What literary, cultural, and material forms of memory are particularly contagious? And is the creation of collective memory a distinctly affective or embodied phenomenon?


Kyle Pivetti, Norwich U


Vilashini Cooppan, U of California, Santa Cruz

Daniella Wurst, Columbia U

John Garrison, Grinnell C

Kara Keeling, U of Chicago

Lina Wilder, Connecticut C