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The Light of the World: transport and transmission in colonial modernity

Jolly, Martyn

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Taking a photograph from the 1906 Australian tour of William Holman Hunt’s painting The Light of the World as my starting point, I explore the special relationship colonial audiences had with magic lantern shows and related entertainments. I examine the sense of ‘transport’ that audiences felt at collectively witnessing images that had been ‘transmitted’ to them from Britain. I argue that their reactions were more complex than those felt in the metropole, and in many ways anticipate our own...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-10-14
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/221173
Source: Early Popular Visual Culture
DOI: 10.1080/17460654.2019.1665249

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