Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2016 Monika Lee
A critical analysis of the film Remember the Titans, released in 2000, shows a preoccupation with nation and national identity through race and football. Set in 1971, it follows the desegregation and integration of a high school football team in Virginia. The film articulates a revisionist racial reconciliation reading of the Civil War based on white suffering and subsequent redemption. At its core it is a story about the progress of race relations and racism, framed as interpersonal relationships and segregation, in the United States.
Lee, Monika, "People Want To Know Who We Are: Contestations Over National Identity Through Film" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 917.