Archive du mois : février 2019

Review: Alison Landsberg’s Engaging the Past.

In Engaging the Past, a slim, well-designed and useful book, Alison Landsberg attempts to chart the ways in which mass cultural artifacts, such as Hollywood movies and major TV shows allow their viewers to discover and process history, in ways which differ from written accounts by historians, but that she refuses to dismiss as merely superficial or romanticized.