History and Core Ideas in African Photography: 1850s to the Present|
This course explores the history of photography on the African continent from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It focuses on the colonial experience, anti-colonial struggles, decolonial imagination, the materiality of the medium, gender, and the nature of modernist expressions provoked by the medium since the twentieth century. These themes are explored through a study of specific photographers, archives, concepts, and exhibitions.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1. Landau, Paul S., and Deborah D. Kaspin, eds. Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa. California: University of California Press, 2002. ISBN: 978-0520229495
2. Ryan, James. Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the British Empire. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. ISBN: 978-0226732336
3. A selection of articles on e-reserves and Moodle.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
1. Two short papers, midterm exam, final exam, class participation.
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|Instructor(s): Nwafor,Okechukwu Charles Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 5||FR: 4|
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