Photography and the Home

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Photography and the Home

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Equivalent to level 1 Photography Skills course

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Assessment: set of photographic images (or equivalent) [65%], essay (2500-3000 words) [35%] [overall pass required]

    Notions of home have many, often socially and politically fraught uses and manifestations. This module will begin to interrogate the concept of home by specifically focusing on constructions of nation, race, culture and class. As such, students will be introduced to psychoanalytic theory and the role that the unconscious plays in structuring familial engagement and acts of looking and remembering; notions of memory, belonging and the uncanny; the constitutive role that photography often plays in relation to the ways in which concepts of home are produced, disseminated and consumed; and the relationship between digital photographic practices and the production of ‘home’ and ‘homeland’.

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