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SA3059   Colonial and Post-Colonial Representations

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

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.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass SA2001 and pass SA2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture, 1 seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M Frankland