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Postcolonial approaches. Art and visual culture in Europe and the world from the renaissance until today

In this course, students will use a postcolonial approach to study how European colonialism has influenced the creation, collection, exhibition, and contemplation of pictures and objects for five hundred years, as well as how works of art and other pictures have actively contributed to establishing and upholding, but also questioning, a colonial world order.

Based on the reading and discussions of central postcolonial texts, the course aims to demonstrate how postcolonial approaches can provide a nuanced, in-depth understanding of art and visual culture from the 16th century until today.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars and excursions. The language of instruction is English.


    The course is examined on the basis of oral and written assignments.


    Autumn 2020:

    Mårten Snickare (Professor)

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