Course Description

Course Name

Photography and the Home

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

10 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Equivalent to level 1 Photography Skills course

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


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’.

*Course content subject to change