My class is studying "Memento" directed by Christopher Nolan as our central text.
For related texts I'm using
1. The Exploratorium Museum Website (specifically the 'Memory Artist' page)
>> (Brief synopsis from my schools English website)
Explore how our Memory works at this site, it is advertising and promoting an exhibition at the Exploratorium Museum located in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, the exhibition remains as a website which is an interactive program designed to educate, entertain and spark curiosity regardless of your age or familiarity with science. This site was designed to coincide with an event at the museum in 1999, the site has remained active as an information site about memory. You can use this site as a supplementary text for your study of the History and Memory elective. Remember you will need to clearly demonstrate how the medium of the web represents memory. You need to identify the features of the website and explain how memory is represented. The site also provides memory links to an exhibition and lectures on the function of memory.
2. Sacks, Oliver
The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
and other clinical tales
Chapters 2 & 12 deal with real-life cases of patients with Anterograde amnesia (which is what the protagonist Leonard has in "Memento.")
3. "Mao's Last Dancer"
by Li Cunxin
Looking at an individual's perspective of the cultural revolution.
I have lots of other notes on History and Memory from research I've done, but the links are saved on the school network, so I might post them in the week sometime...