History of Art


HART0174 Landscape: Empire, Industry, Environment - Indicative Weekly Topics and Suggested Reading

Indicative Weekly Topics

Week 1: What is Landscape? 

Week 2: Landscape as History

Week 3: Landscape as Picture 

Week 4:  Landscape as Map 

Week 5: Enclosure and Industrialization

Week 6: Translating the Pacific

Week 7: The ‘Industrial Sublime’

Week 8: Slavery and Landscapes of Labour in the Atlantic World

Week 9: Seeing Landscape in London

Week 10: Poetics and Politics

Week 11: Settler Colonialism & Indigenous Landscapes in Tasmania

Week 12: The Annihilation of Time and Space

Week 13: Atlantic Histories

Week 14: Colonial Whiteness 

Week 15: Purity and Danger

Week 16: Photography, War, Revolt

Week 17: Industrial Waste / Industrial Idylls

Week 18: Post-Colonial Ecologies

Week 19: Diasporic Geographies

Week 20: Legacies of Empire and British ‘Heritage’

Suggested Reading

George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (1860): Penguin Classics or Oxford World Classics.

Elizabeth Bishop, ‘The Map’, ‘Large Bad Picture’, ‘At the Fishhouses’, in The Complete Poems: 1927–1979 (New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1979). 

Raymond Williams, The Country and the City (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973).

Lisa Lowe, The Intimacies of Four Continents (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015)