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This list relates to the 2011/12 - Semester 1 which ended on 20/01/2012
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  1. Week 1: Introducing the Empire: The imperialism of early film 13 items
    1. Case Studies: 3 items
    2. NOTE: There will be no screening this week.

    3. Required Reading: 1 item
      1. When Film Came to Madras - S. P. Hughes 07/09/2010

        Article  Also available on MMS.

    4. Historical Reading: 2 items
      1. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Louis, William Roger, Low, Alaine M., Brown, Judith, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic book)

        Book 

      2. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Brown, Judith M., Low, Alaine M., Louis, William Roger 1999

        Book 

    5. Recommended Reading: 2 items
      1. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 36-59. '"The captains and the kings depart": imperial arrival and departure in early cinema' - Ian Christie.

    6. Primary Sources: 1 item
    7. Additional studies: 3 items
  2. Week 2: Films from the Front line: From the Boer War to WW1 18 items
    1. Case Studies: 4 items
    2. Screening: 2 items
      1. A selection of shorts followed by:

      2. Breaker Morant - Beresford, Bruce, Woodward, Edward, Thompson, Jack, Brown, Bryan 2005 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Required Reading: 1 item
      1. Young and innocent?: the cinema in Britain, 1896-1930 - Higson, Andrew 2002

        Book  '"But the Khaki-Covered Camera is the latest thing": the Boer War cinema and visual culture in Britain' - Simon Popple.

    4. Historical Reading: 3 items
      1. The decline and fall of the British Empire 1781-1997 - Brendon, Piers 2008

        Book  pp. 214-248. 'Barbarians thundering at the frontiers: the Boer War and the Indian Raj' - Piers Brendon.

      2. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Louis, William Roger, Low, Alaine M., Brown, Judith, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic book)

        Book  'The British Empire and the Great War' - Robert Holland.

      3. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Brown, Judith M., Low, Alaine M., Louis, William Roger 1999

        Book  'The British Empire and the Great War' - Robert Holland.

    5. Additional Reading: 2 items
      1. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 60-92. ''"Sons of our Empire": shifting ideas of "race" and the cinematic representation of imperial troops in the First World War' - Toby Haggith and Richard Smith.

      2. 'Hilton DE Witt Girdwood and the Origins of British Official Filming' - Nicholas Hiley. Available on MMS.

    6. Primary Materials: 1 item
    7. Additional Case Studies: 5 items
  3. Week 3: The Exhibition of Empire: British Documentary Cinema 23 items
    1. Case Studies: 3 items
    2. Screening: 5 items
    3. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 121-197. 'The cinema and the (Common) Wealth of Nations' - Lee Grieveson.

    4. Historical Reading: 3 items
      1. The rise and fall of the British Empire - James, Lawrence 1995, c1994

        Book  pp. 428-450.

      2. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Louis, William Roger, Low, Alaine M., Brown, Judith, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic book)

        Book  pp. 212-231. 'The popular culture of Empire in Britain' - John Mackenzie.

      3. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Brown, Judith M., Low, Alaine M., Louis, William Roger 1999

        Book  pp. 212-231. 'The popular culture of Empire in Britain' - John Mackenzie.

    5. Additional Reading: 3 items
      1. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  'Exhibiting Africa: British Instrucional Films and The Empire Series, 1925-1928' - Tom Rice.

      2. Propaganda and empire: the manipulation of British public opinion, 1880-1960 - MacKenzie, John M. c1984

        Book  pp. 96-120. 'The Imperial Exhibitions' - John Mackenzie.

    6. Primary Sources: 1 item
      1. United Kingdom Parliamentary Publications

        Webpage  Students should look for Government Papers and correspondence relating to the Empire Exhibition.

    7. Additional Case Studies: 6 items
  4. Week 4: Fictions of Empire 20 items
    1. Primary Sources: 1 item
      1. 'The joys of filming in West Africa' - Geoffrey Barkas. Available on MMS.

    2. Screening: 2 items
      1. Sanders of the River - Robeson, Paul, Murphy, Dudley, Turell, Saul J., Micheaux, Oscar 2007 (dvd)

        Book 

    3. Case Studies: 3 items
      1. Palaver

        Webpage  More information available on MMS.

    4. Required Reading: 1 item
      1. Imperialism and popular culture - Mackenzie, John M. c1986

        Book  'Boys Own Empire: Feature Films and Imperialism in the 1930s' - Jeffrey Richards. Also available on MMS.

    5. Historical Reading: 1 item
      1. The decline and fall of the British Empire 1781-1997 - Brendon, Piers 2008

        Book  pp. 328-349. 'Englishmen like posing as gods' - Piers Brendon.

    6. Additional Reading: 4 items
      1. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 460-500. 'Paul Robeson and the Cinema of Empire' - Charles Musser.

      2. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 327-353. ' Domesticating Empire in the 1930s: Metropole, Colony, Family' - Julie Codell.

      3. Cinema at the end of empire: a politics of transition in Britain and India - Jaikumar, Priya 2006

        Book  pp. 135-164. ' Romance and Empire' - Priya Jaikumar.

      4. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 431-459. ' Of Great Use at Meetings: film-making principles of the London Missionary Society' - Frncis Gooding.

    7. Additional Case Studies: 8 items
      1. The four feathers - Korda, Zoltan, Clements, John, Richardson, Ralph, Smith, C. Aubrey 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. The drum - Korda, Zoltan, Mason, A. E. W., Sabu, Massey, Raymond 2010 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. The High Command - Dickinson, Thorold, -, -, - 2003 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  5. Week 5: Moving Images around the World: Films for African Audiences 12 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. A selection of the earliest films produced specifically for African audiences.

    2. Case Studies: 3 items
    3. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Flickering shadows: cinema and identity in colonial Zimbabwe - Burns, James McDonald, Ohio University c2002

        Book  pp. 37-59. 'Watching African watch films: theorizing film literacy in British Africa' - J.M. Burns. Also available on MMS.

    4. Additional Reading: 3 items
      1. Empire and film - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 354-391. 'The Bantu Educational Kinema Experiment and the Political Economy of Community Development' - Aaron Windel.

      2. 'The Bantu Educational Kinema Experiment and the Struggle for Hegemony in British East and Central Africa, 1935-1937' - Glenn Reynolds. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 29, issue 1, 2009, pp. 57-78. Available on MMS.

    5. Primary Sources: 1 item
      1. 'Films for Primitive People' - William Sellers. Available on MMS.

    6. Additional Case Studies: 2 items
  6. Week 6: Empire at War 19 items
    1. Primary Sources: 1 item
      1. A selection of 'Dope Sheets' (army cameramen's reports), cuttings from Film India and commentary sheets from Indian News Parade.

    2. Case Studies: 3 items
    3. Screening: 1 item
      1. A selection of films from the war, including unedited army rushes, newsreels produced for local audiences and government documentaries.

    4. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 100-131. 'India on Film, 1939-1947' - Richard Osborne.

    5. Historical Reading: 4 items
      1. 'The Colonial Film Archive and the British Empire at War, 1939-1945' - Ashley Jackson. Available on MMS.

      2. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Louis, William Roger, Low, Alaine M., Brown, Judith, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic book)

        Book  'India' - Judith M. Brown.

      3. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Louis, William Roger, Low, Alaine M., Brown, Judith, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic book)

        Book  'India' - Judith M. Brown.

      4. The Oxford history of the British Empire: Vol. 4: The twentieth century - Brown, Judith M., Low, Alaine M., Louis, William Roger 1999

        Book  'India' - Judith M. Brown.

    6. Additional Reading: 3 items
      1. Englishness and empire 1939-1965 - Webster, Wendy c2005

        Book  'The People's Empire and the People's War' - Wendy Webster.

      2. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 1-24. 'Introduction : Film and The End of Empire' - Lee Grieveson.

      3. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 63-99. 'The Last Roll of the Dice: Morning, Noon, and Night, Empire and the Historiography of the Crown Fiilm Unit' - Martin Stollery.

    7. Additional Case Studies: 5 items
  7. Week 7: Reading Week

  8. Week 8: The Colonial Film Unit: From London to Africa 21 items
    1. Case Studies: 3 items
    2. Screening: 5 items
      1. A selection of films including: 5 items
    3. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 197-224. 'Projecting the modern colonial state: the mobile cinema in Kenya' - Charles Ambler.

      2. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 135-154. 'From the inside: The Colonial Film Unit and the Beginning of the End' - Tom Rice.

    4. Historical Reading: 1 item
      1. The rise and fall of the British Empire - James, Lawrence 1995, c1994

        Book  pp. 525-541.

    5. Additional Reading: 3 items
      1. Signal and noise: media, infrastructure, and urban culture in Nigeria - Larkin, Brian 2008

        Book  pp. 73-122. 'Majigi, Colonial Film, State Publicity and the Political Form of Cinema' - Brian Larkin.

      2. 'The Post-War Career of the Colonial Film Unit in Africa: 1946-1955' - Rosaleen Smyth. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, vol. 12, issue 2, 1992, pp. 163-177. Available on MMS.

      3. Flickering shadows: cinema and identity in colonial Zimbabwe - Burns, James McDonald, Ohio University c2002

        Book  pp. 60-105. 'The Central African Film Unit: Films for Africans, 1948-1936' - James Burns.

    6. Primary Sources: 1 item
      1. John Grierson, 'The Film in Colonial Development', Report of a Conference held at the BFI in 1948. Extracts from Colonial Cinema magazine and interviews with filmmakers. Available on MMS.

    7. Additional Case Studies: 6 items
  9. Week 9: Emergency Propaganda: The Malayan Film Unit at Work 19 items
    1. Case Studies: 3 items
    2. Screening: 4 items
    3. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 287-323. 'The End of Empire: The Films of the Malayan Film Unit in 1950s British Malaya' - Hassan Muthalib.

    4. Historical Reading: 1 item
      1. The decline and fall of the British Empire 1781-1997 - Brendon, Piers 2008

        Book  pp. 438-459. '"The Aim of Labour is to Save the Empire": Ceylon and Malaya' - Piers Brendon.

    5. Additional Reading: 2 items
      1. 'Decolonization and the Nation in Malay Film, 1955-1965' - Timothy B. Barnard. Sout East Asia Research, vol. 17, issue 1, 2009, pp. 65-86. Available on MMS.

    6. Primary Sources: 1 item
    7. Additional Case Studies: 6 items
      1. Windom's way - Neame, Ronald, Ullman, James Ramsey, Finch, Peter, Ure, Mary 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  10. Week 10: Explaining the "loss": Fiction at the End of Empire 14 items
    1. Case Studies: 3 items
    2. Screening: 1 item
      1. Guns at Batasi - Guillermin, John, Attenborough, Richard, Hawkins, Jack, Robson, Flora 2010 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

    3. Required Reading: 1 item
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 390-417. 'Mumbo-jumbo,magic and modernity: Africa in British cinema, 1946-1965' - Wendy Webster.

    4. Historical Reading: 1 item
      1. The rise and fall of the British Empire - James, Lawrence 1995, c1994

        Book  pp. 607-622. 'Uhuru: Tying up Loose Ends' - Lawrence James.

    5. Additional Reading: 1 item
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 457-467. 'Missing the end: falsehood and fantasy in late colonial cinema' - Francis Gooding.

    6. Additional Case Studies: 7 items
      1. The Heart of the Matter - More O Ferral, George, -, -, - 2003 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Carry on... up the Khyber: or, The British position in India - Thomas, Gerald, James, Sidney, Williams, Kenneth, Hawtrey, Charles 2003 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  11. Week 11: Postcolonialism and the Legacies of Empire 10 items
    1. Screening: 2 items
      1. The harder they come - Henzell, Perry, Cliff, Jimmy, Bartley, Janet, ERA Licence 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Required Reading: 3 items
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 25-62. 'Great Games: Film, history and working-through Britain's colonial legacy' - Paul Gilroy.

      2. The film studies reader - Hollows, Joanne, Hutchings, Peter, Jancovich, Mark 2000

        Book  pp. 315-322. 'Colonialism, racism and representation: an introduction' - Robert Stam and Louise Spence. Also available on MMS.

      3. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 418-438. 'Dislocations: some reflections on the colonial compilation film' - Laura Mulvey.

    3. Additional Reading: 1 item
      1. Film and the end of empire - Grieveson, Lee, MacCabe, Colin 2011

        Book  pp. 439-440. 'Notes on the making of Black Balance: an ongoing film essay on the colonial archive' - Filipa Cesar.

    4. Additional Viewings: 4 items
      1. Rabbit-proof fence - Noyce, Phillip, Sampi, Everlyn, Sansbury, Tianna, Monaghan, Laura [n.d.] (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. Picnic at Hanging Rock - Weir, Peter, Roberts, Rachel, Gray, Vivean, Morse, Helen 2008 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      3. The chess players - Ray, Satyajit, Kumar, Sanjeev, Jaffrey, Saeed, Zami, Shabana 2006 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. Once were warriors - Tamahori, Lee, Owen, Rena, Morrison, Temuera, Kerr-Bell, Mamaengaroa [n.d.] (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

  12. Week 12: Bollywood and Nollywood today 13 items
    1. Screening: 1 item
      1. Lagaan: once upon a time in India - Gowariker, Ashutosh, Khan, Aamir, Singh, Gracy, Shelley, Rachel 2001 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

    2. Required Reading: 2 items
      1. The Bollywood reader - Dudrah, Rajinder Kumar, Desai, Jigna 2008

        Book  pp. 216-228. 'Itineraries of Indian Cinema: African Videos, Bollywood and Global Media' - Brian Larkin

    3. Additional Reading: 5 items
      1. Signal and noise: media, infrastructure, and urban culture in Nigeria - Larkin, Brian 2008

        Book  pp. 168-216. 'Extravagant Aesthetics: Instability and the Excessive World of Nigerian Film' - Brian Larkin.

      2. Bollywood: a guidebook to popular Hindi cinema - Ganti, Tejaswini, MyiLibrary 2004 (electronic book)

        Book  Chapter 2.

      3. Bollywood: a guidebook to popular Hindi cinema - Ganti, Tejaswini 2004

        Book  Chapter 2.

      4. Bollywood Spectaculars - Priya Jaikumar

        Article  Also available on MMS.

    4. Additional Viewings 5 items
      1. Welcome to Nollywood - Meltzer, Jamie, Ojukwu, Izu, Ejiro, Chico, Agbo.nifo-.Obas.eki, Pedro c2009 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      2. A small selection of Nigerian Films are available in the FS office.

      3. 1942: a love story - Chopra, Vidhu Vinod, Kapoor, Anil, Koirala, Manisha, Shroff, Jackie 2005 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      4. The legend of Bhagat Singh - Santoshi, Raj Kumar, Devgan, Ajay [2002? (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

      5. Namastey London - Shah, Vipul Amrutlal, Kumar, Akshay, Kaif, Katrina, Kapoor, Rishi 2007 (dvd)

        Audio-visual document 

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