Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations
SCQF level 9
Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF level 9
How do 'we' see Africa? How does Africa 'look' back? Drawing our examples from visual media, we will explore how the colonial imaginations of Africa, from Tarzan to Tribe, have distorted our knowledge of the continent. How does this particular version of Orientalism work? How does it shape ideas of anthropology, tourism, conservation and development? Has decolonisation and post-colonialism changed this? Including the works of such filmmakers as Rouch, Sembene and Teno, we will see how Africa has come to 'shoot' back and challenge the way 'we' see the world.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2001 and pass SA2002
Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar.
Scheduled learning hours: 22
Guided independent study hours: 278
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%