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Week 8 Picturing Empire

Core Readings:

James Ryan, Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualisation of the British Empire (1997): introduction & chap. 1.

Terence Ranger, ‘Colonialism, Consciousness and the Camera’, Past & Present, 171 (2001), 203-15.

Wendy Webster, ‘ “There’ll Always Be an England”: Representations of Colonial Wars and Immigration, 1948-1968’, Journal of British Studies, 40 (2001), 557-84.


Further Readings:

Paul Carter, The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History (1987).

John Falcolner, ‘Photography in Nineteenth-Century India’, in C.A. Bayly, ed., The Raj (1990), 264-77.

John McKenzie, Orientalism: History, Theory and the Arts (1995).

Gwyn Prins, ‘The Battle for Control of the Camera in Late Nineteenth-Century Western Zambia’, African Affairs, 89 (1990), 95-105.

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Picturing Imperial Power: Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth-Century British Painting (1999).