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  1. Week 1: Introduction to the Module 1 item
    1. No set readings

  2. Week 2: Artist 4 items
    1. Legend, myth, and magic in the image of the artist: a historical experiment - Ernst Kris, Otto Kurz 1979

      Book  Chapters 1, 'Introduction' and 2, 'The Heroization of the Artist in Biography' . Chapter 2 has been digitised

    2. Life and Works - Gabriele Guercio

      Chapter 

    3. Introduction to The Decisive Moment - Henri Cartier Bresson

      Chapter 

  3. Week 3: Research Skills Seminar 0 items
  4. Week 4: Display 3 items
    1. The predicament of culture: twentieth-century ethnography, literature, and art - James Clifford 1988

      Book  Chapter 9, 'Histories of the Tribal and the Modern', pp.189-214.

    2. Art and the Future's Past - Philip Fisher

      Chapter 

  5. Week 5: Research skills seminar 0 items
  6. Week 6: Self 3 items
    1. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire - Judith Butler

      Chapter  Sections I-IV Available both in the Library and as an eBook

  7. Week 7: Research skills seminar 0 items
  8. Week 8: Medium 6 items
    1. NOTE: The two readings above are also available in the following anthology:

    2. Classic essays on photography - Alan Trachtenberg, Amy Weinstein Meyers c1980

      Book  Read: Hubert Damisch, 'Notes for a Phenomenology of the Photographic Image', and John Berger, 'Understanding a Photograph', pp. 287-90 and 291-94

    3. Towards a Newer Laocoon - Clement Greenberg 1940

      Chapter 

  9. Week 9: Research skills seminar 0 items
  10. Week 10: Sign 3 items
    1. Mythologies - Roland Barthes, Annette Lavers 1993

      Book  Read: Roland Barthes, "The New Citro├źn" and "Photography and Electoral Appeal", 88-93

    2. Rhetoric of the Image - Roland Barthes

      Chapter 

    3. In the Name of Picasso - Rosalind Krauss

      Chapter 

  11. Week 11: Colour 4 items
    1. Chromophobia - David Batchelor 2000

      Book  Chapters 1 and 2, 'Whitescapes' and 'Chromophobia', pp.9-49. Available in the Library and as an e-book

    2. Blue mythologies: reflections on a colour - Carol Mavor 2013

      Book  'Introduction: Paradoxically Blue', and chapter 6, 'Milk and Sugar are Blue', pp.9-14, 56-58.

    3. A Natural Strangeness: The Hypothesis of Colour - Michel Frizot

      Chapter  In Frizot & Bennett, The New History of photography (on short loan)

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