Alison Landsberg received her Ph.D. in literature and film from the University of Chicago in 1996. Her first book, entitled Prosthetic Memory: The Transformation of American Remembrance in the Age of Mass Culture (New York: Columbia UP, 2004) argues that mass cultural technologies such as the cinema and the experiential museum have made it increasingly possible for individuals to take on memories of events through which they did not live, memories that have important ramifications for their subjectivities, politics, and ethics. Her research interests include early cinema, race and self-making, museums and the installation of memory, and the politics of consumption.

 

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