Postcolonial Visual Culture
This class addresses how colonialism & postcolonialism are shaped & mediated through images & the gaze. The dynamics of colonial history motivate & shape colonial & postcolonial perceptions & influence their patterns of global circulation when the boundary between the world out there & the nation at home is increasingly blurred. Course surveys a range of image texts through various media (photography, television, cinema) & sites (war, the harem, refugee camps, prisons, disasters); nationalist mobilization, counter-insurgency, urban conflict, disaster management, the prison system, & the war on terror.
- Old Course Number: E59.1403