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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2022

FILM 48.05 Postcolonial Media

How has colonialism operated — and how does it continue to operate — through media? How have colonized people used media to resist colonialism in the past and how do they continue to do so today? What role can we play in undoing the relationship between media and colonialism as readers, critics, and makers? This course draws on digital humanities, media studies, postcolonial and decolonial theory, and Native American and Indigenous studies to examine the historical and ongoing relationship between colonialism and media. We will compare multiple geographic, cultural, and linguistic contexts (e.g., British colonialism in South Asia, European colonialism on the continent of Africa, and settler colonialism in the U.S.) to explore the long relationship between media and colonialism. Through our work, we will consider how it formed the past and how it continues to shape our present. Drawing on insights gleaned from this analysis, we will engage in the creation of media to experiment with the role it can play in resisting colonialism.

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Dist:INT or SOC

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