Reading List

Recommended reading:


For an introduction to the core subjects:

 Appignanesi R. & Garratt C. et al ( 2007) Introducing postmodernism (2nd ed.), Thriplow: Icon.

 Appignanesi, R., Paul, C., Jansz, L. (2004), Introducing semiotics. Thriplow : Icon.

 Brooker, P. (1992) Modernism / Postmodernism. London; New York: Longman.

 Gilroy, P. (1987) There aint no black in the union jack: the cultural politics of race and nation. London: Routledge.

 Hall, S. (2002) Media, gender and identity: an introduction. London; New York : Routledge (available as an eBook)

 Jansz  L & P. (2004) Introducing semiotics. Duxford: Icon.

 Jenainati, C. (2007) Introducing feminism. Thriplow:Icon.

 King, L. (2007) This means this: this means that, a users guide to semiotics. London: Lawrence King.

 Rodrigues, C, Garrat, C. (2010) Introducing modernism. London: Icon.


Further reading:

 Barthes, R. (1993) Camera Lucida: reflections on photography. London: Vintage

 Barthes, R. (1972) Mythologies. London : Cape.

 Berger, J. (1972) Ways of Seeing. London : Harmondsworth : British Broadcasting Corporation: Penguin.

 Burgin, V. (1982) Thinking Photography. London: Macmillan

 Burgin, V. (1976) Two essays on art, photography and semiotics. London: Robert Self Publications.

 Butler, J.P. (1990) Gender Trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity. New York; London: Routledge.

 Cartwright, L & Sturken, M (2001) Practices of Looking: an introduction to visual culture, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 DuGay, P. (2000) Identity: a reader. London; Sage.

 Fusco, M. (ed.) (2004) Put About: a critical anthology on independent publishing. London: Bookworks.

 Gauntlett, D (2002) Media, gender and identity: an introduction. London; New York:

 Jones, A (2002) The feminism and visual culture reader. London : Routledge 2002

 Kruger, B. (1990) Love for sale : the words and pictures of Barbara Kruger. New York : H.N. Abrams.

 Lupton, E & Abott Miller, J. (1999) Design writing research: writing on graphic design. London:Phaidon.

 McGraw, B.R., Ungar, S. (1989) Signs in culture : Roland Barthes today. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press.

 McLuhan, M  & Fiore, Q. (1967) The Medium is the Massage. Harmondsworth: Penguin.

 Rees, A.L. (1999) A history of experimental film and video. London: BFI Publishing.

 Wallis, B. (1987) Blasted allegories: an anthology of writings by contemporary artists. London: MIT Press

 Wollen, P (1998) Signs and meaning in the cinema. London : BFI Press.

 Vanezky, M (2004) It’s Beautiful Then Gone, Princeton (not avail in the UK or in the library I’m afraid).

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