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Philosophy of Memory

All Levels | Memory makes what has happened in our lives present, and the future is something we imagine. But imagination both remembers the past and simulates the future. This means the act of recalling is as creative as that of foretelling. And because the virtual (or compossible) is the zone of the imagination, this means the past is as unsettled (or as ghostly) as the future. This class will introduce writers to philosophical concepts on the nature of memory, the subject of one of the greatest novels, Marcel Proust’s Remembrance Things Past.

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Charles Tonderai Mudede

Class Type: 6 Sessions

Term: Summer 2021

Start Date: 06/14/2021

End Date: 07/19/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Charles Tonderai Mudede

Charles Tonderai Mudede is a Zimbabwean-born writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. He writes about film, books, music, crime, art, economics, and urban theory for The Stranger. Mudede has made three films, two of which, Police Beat and Zoo, premiered at Sundance, and one, Zoo, was screened at Cannes. Mudede has written for the New York Times, Arcade Journal, Cinema Scope, Ars Electronica, The Village Voice, Radical Urban Theory, and C Theory. Mudede is also on the editorial board for the Black Scholar, which is based at the University of Washington, and between 1999 and 2005, lectured on post-colonial theory at Pacific Lutheran University, and in 2003 published a short book, Last Seen, with Diana George. Mudede has lived in Seattle since 1989.

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